Tag Archives: Matthew Cate

Prisons Debate: A Numbers Game?

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Quick, jot down the following numbers: 167,000… $1.2 billion… $3 million… 4%… 37%… 2.4. They’re going to come in handy when lawmakers soon wrap themselves in a one of the most complicated and controversial areas of public policy: prisons. The … Continue reading »


Judge Rejects Ending Prison Health Oversight

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The federal judge who took control of California prison health care some three years ago rejected a request today to scrap the court-appointed receivership. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson denied a petition from Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown … Continue reading »


Prison Overcrowding: Supremes A'Go-Go

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It may not be the next step in the process, but you could place a safe bet that the wheels are now in motion for the state of California to ultimately ask the Supreme Court of the United States to … 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 »