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California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 29, 2014 | 6:02 pm

California Prisons Adopt Plan to Restrict Segregation for Mentally Ill Inmates

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Mentally ill inmates will be moved into specialized housing units instead of living in isolation units.

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Judges Grant California More Time to Reduce the Prison Population

September 24, 2013 | 5:19 pm

Judges Grant California More Time to Reduce the Prison Population

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Ruling grants a temporary win to Gov. Brown, who argued that early release jeopardizes public safety.

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CA Corrections Chief: New Medical Center Proves Federal Judges Wrong

June 26, 2013 | 6:30 am

CA Corrections Chief: New Medical Center Proves Federal Judges Wrong

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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 […]

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Report Outlines Abuses by California Prison Staff

April 3, 2013 | 2:02 pm

Report Outlines Abuses by California Prison Staff

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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 […]

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Calif. to Start Bringing Back Inmates in Out-of-State Prisons

July 12, 2012 | 10:34 am

Calif. to Start Bringing Back Inmates in Out-of-State Prisons

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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 […]

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