Tag: California prisons
A look back on the laws and governors who have shaped the parole process today.
An increasing percentage of murderers serving life sentences are being paroled.
Stanford study finds that just 1.3 percent of those released under Prop. 36 have gone back to prison.
Prison officials have 60 days to revise their policies for using pepper spray and isolation units.
Jeffrey Beard may have the toughest job in state politics, facing multiple crises since taking the job.
Judges say court-appointed mediator needs more time to reach agreement on how to reduce inmate crowding.
Officials lay groundwork for relocating prisoners as Brown asks for extension to court-ordered deadline.
Gov. Jerry Brown is giving in to the federal judges whom he’s fought all year over the solution to fixing California’s overcrowded prisons. Brown battled to throw out a court order requiring California to reduce its prison population to 137.5 percent of system capacity by the end of the year. When the judges stuck to […]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials on Monday to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide prison hunger strike entered its seventh week. Officials say they fear for the welfare of nearly 70 inmates who have refused all prison-issued meals since the strike began July 8 […]
By Corey Johnson, The Center for Investigative Reporting Top state lawmakers pledged Tuesday to pursue legislation to prevent sterilization abuses in prisons. State Sen. Loni Hancock, chairwoman of the Public Safety Committee, made the announcement during a packed hearing at the state Capitol. It was called in response to an investigation by the Center for […]