Tag: California prisoners
Ruling grants a temporary win to Gov. Brown, who argued that early release jeopardizes public safety.
The head of California’s Corrections and Rehabilitation Department said a brand-new $840 million medical center is proof that federal judges are wrong about health care in the state’s crowded prison system. Dedicating the California Health Care Facility in Stockton Tuesday morning, Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard said the 1,700-bed complex will provide state-of-the-art care for California’s […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new report by the state prison system’s inspector general reveals numerous examples of extreme misconduct by prison guards and state parole agents. The cases included a parole agent who is accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another and a prison guard who partied with inmates as they were drinking a […]
by Michael Montgomery, California Watch With severe overcrowding easing in state lockups, California is winding down a controversial deal with the nation’s biggest private prison operator and will bring thousands of inmates housed in facilities as far away as Mississippi back to California within the next few years. Currently, some 9,500 state inmates are serving […]