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News Pix: Veterans Day, Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior and BatKid

November 15, 2013 | 1:52 pm

News Pix: Veterans Day, Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior and BatKid

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This week’s news around the Bay Area, in photos

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California Three Strikers Have to Find Their Own Path to Freedom

November 15, 2013 | 10:40 am

California Three Strikers Have to Find Their Own Path to Freedom

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After long prison sentences, third strikers who are released must readjust with little assistance.

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A Year After Release, Only 2 Percent of Three Strikers Charged With New Crimes

November 15, 2013 | 10:24 am

A Year After Release, Only 2 Percent of Three Strikers Charged With New Crimes

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More than 1,000 three strikers have been released since voters passed Prop. 36, softening the law.

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California’s Corrections Secretary Faces Steep Challenges

November 4, 2013 | 5:30 am

California’s Corrections Secretary Faces Steep Challenges

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Jeffrey Beard may have the toughest job in state politics, facing multiple crises since taking the job.

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Contra Costa Sheriff Pursues State Funding to Expand West County Jail

October 22, 2013 | 8:00 am

Contra Costa Sheriff Pursues State Funding to Expand West County Jail

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An $80 million state grant could help add cells and expand services at the facility.

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State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

October 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Decries ‘Two-Tier System’

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She says budget cuts reducing court sessions are “basically denying justice across the state.”

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A Look Inside Pelican Bay Prison’s Notorious Isolation Unit

October 4, 2013 | 9:29 am

A Look Inside Pelican Bay Prison’s Notorious Isolation Unit

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Inmates say the units amount to psychological torture. Official say they’re human — and necessary.

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Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

September 26, 2013 | 9:02 am

Lawyers Learn How Online Posts Can Come Back to Bite You

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A federal judge threw out murder convictions of five cops after prosecutors’ online comments.

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Brown Wants Extension on Inmate Transfers, But Corrections Department Making Preparations

September 18, 2013 | 11:00 am

Brown Wants Extension on Inmate Transfers, But Corrections Department Making Preparations

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Officials lay groundwork for relocating prisoners as Brown asks for extension to court-ordered deadline.

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Lawmakers Send Ammiano’s ‘Trust Act’ Back to Governor

September 11, 2013 | 6:00 am

Lawmakers Send Ammiano’s ‘Trust Act’ Back to Governor

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Bill would bar police from handing over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities in most cases.

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