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California Seeks 2-Year Delay On Prison Crowding

Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges Thursday to give the state two more years to reduce prison crowding to the level set by the court, and said inmates could be released early if the state fails to meet its goals.

01/23/2014

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California May Have To Export 4,000 Inmates If Feds Don’t Postpone Population Cap

California will have no choice but to move 4,000 more inmates to private prisons in other states if federal judges refuse to postpone a court-ordered population cap, state Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said Wednesday.

01/08/2014

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Wrongly Accused Of Murder, LA Man Released After 11 Years

After more than a decade behind bars, a Los Angeles man will spend Christmas with his family as a free man.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2013

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Man Deceived By Alleged Online Romance Scam Gets Prison For Planned Revenge

A Michigan man has been sentenced to five years in prison for traveling to San Diego with plans to kill two people he believed scammed him in an online romance.

12/20/2013

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Sheriff Baca Denies Catering To Friends, Family With Controversial Hiring Program

L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca denies authorizing the program “Friends of the Sheriff”, which critics say accommodated those with connections.

12/19/2013

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Ex-Mormon Church Official Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison For Sexually Assaulting Teen Girls

A former Mormon church official was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday for sexually assaulting two teenage girls.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

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Study Finds Spike In Auto Theft, Other Property Crimes Linked To Early Inmate Release

Auto thefts and other property crimes were on the rise following a statewide initiative to release more California inmates early, according to a new study.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/10/2013

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Report: Inmate Violence Spikes At LA County Jails

Violence among inmates at jails in Los Angeles County and across California has soared since the start of a statewide prison alignment plan, according to a new report.

11/29/2013

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RFK’s Killer, Sirhan Sirhan, Moved To San Diego Prison On Anniversary Of JFK’s Assassination

CBS’ San Diego affiliate KFMB is reporting that Sirhan Sirhan, Robert Kennedy’s killer, was moved Friday from Corcoran State Prison to a prison in San Diego.

11/22/2013

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Kamala Harris, Jackie Lacey Unveil Initiative To Curb Inmate Recidivism

The initiative specifically bolsters programs to keep people like the mentally ill, veterans who suffer from PTSD and people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol from returning prison.

11/20/2013

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Fountain Valley Woman Sentenced In Machete Attack On Husband

An Orange County woman, who recruited a man to kill her husband in a machete attack that left him maimed, has been sentenced to 10 years and four months in prison.

11/08/2013

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Calif. Inmates Transferred To Firefighting Camps Under Realignment Plan

Nearly two dozen California prison inmates were set to be transferred Wednesday from a state detention center to a civilian firefighting camp.

11/06/2013

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Gov. Brown Says No Easy Answers On Troubled Prisons

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that problems remain in California’s prison system, even as he argues that conditions have improved so much that the state should take over control from the federal courts.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/24/2013

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La Puente Pastor Returns Home After Release From Iranian Prison

Pastor Edward Romero was in the country protesting the imprisonment of four Christians and their attorney.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/23/2013

Members of Exodus8one, the para-church group founded by Pastor Eddie Romero, say Romero visited Evin Prison on behalf of five prisoners who are currently being held at the notorious prison. (Photo courtesy Exodus8one)

La Puente Pastor Detained After Protest At Notorious Iranian Prison

A retired Southern California pastor with a history of overseas activism was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside.

10/22/2013

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