Tag Archives: California Prisons

Add $3.1 Billion to Budget Deficit?

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There’s a chance the budget hole just got deeper, if the courts side with the man tapped to resolve problems with health care in California’s prisons. Clark Kelso, the federal court appointed receiver for prison health care, decided today to … Continue reading »


Prison Hot Potato

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If you only remember two things about the crisis in California prisons, might I suggest the following: (1) the prisons are overcrowded and in the crosshairs of the federal courts, and (2) the prison system is apparently in need of … Continue reading »


Court Receiver Ups The Ante, Again

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Henry Hill: “You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny.” Tommy DeVito: “What do you mean I’m funny? You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me… but I’m funny how? I mean funny like I’m … Continue reading »


Audit: New Death Row To Cost Even More

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The state auditor is out with a report this morning sure to further complicate not only the state’s financial picture, but the larger debate over expenses and needs inside California’s prisons. The news: a new Death Row facility at San … Continue reading »


State Prison Chief Leaves Post

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Governor Schwarzenegger’s top prison adviser is leaving his job, to be replaced by the current inspector general of the state’s prison system. Jim Tilton has served as secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since 2006 — the … Continue reading »