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California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

August 18, 2014 | 9:31 am

California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

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State is responding in part to videos of pepper-spray incidents disclosed as part of inmate lawsuit.

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New Classes Aim to Help Paroled ‘Lifer’ Inmates After Release

August 8, 2014 | 4:51 pm

New Classes Aim to Help Paroled ‘Lifer’ Inmates After Release

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Programs being offered now reflect different approach by Gov. Brown to criminal justice.

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California Prisons to Restrict Pepper Spray, Segregation of Mentally Ill Inmates

August 4, 2014 | 1:12 pm

California Prisons to Restrict Pepper Spray, Segregation of Mentally Ill Inmates

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State prison officials proposed policy changes to adjust how staff treat mentally ill inmates.

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May 15, 2014 | 5:15 am

Timeline: History of California Lifers Up for Parole

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A look back on the laws and governors who have shaped the parole process today.

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Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

May 15, 2014 | 5:15 am

Behind California’s Dramatic Increase in Lifers Freed from Prisons

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An increasing percentage of murderers serving life sentences are being paroled.

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Recidivism Rate for Freed Three-Strikers Continues to Be Very Low

April 28, 2014 | 2:42 pm

Recidivism Rate for Freed Three-Strikers Continues to Be Very Low

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Stanford study finds that just 1.3 percent of those released under Prop. 36 have gone back to prison.

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Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmates ‘Horrific’

April 11, 2014 | 5:38 pm

Judge: Using Pepper Spray on Mentally Ill Inmates ‘Horrific’

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Prison officials have 60 days to revise their policies for using pepper spray and isolation units.

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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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State Prison Overcrowding Deadline Extended One Month

October 21, 2013 | 4:29 pm

State Prison Overcrowding Deadline Extended One Month

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Judges say court-appointed mediator needs more time to reach agreement on how to reduce inmate crowding.

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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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