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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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A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

August 18, 2014 | 9:30 am

A Day in California’s Psychiatric Prison Units

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A glimpse inside California’s ‘prisons within prisons’ for mentally ill inmates .

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CDC: San Joaquin Inmates Should Get Valley Fever Tests

July 29, 2014 | 9:30 am

CDC: San Joaquin Inmates Should Get Valley Fever Tests

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Federal health officials make recommendation after dozens of deaths at two prisons since 2008. Read more …

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Judges Say Talks on State Prison Cap Have Failed; They’ll Impose a Solution

January 13, 2014 | 5:47 pm

Judges Say Talks on State Prison Cap Have Failed; They’ll Impose a Solution

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Court says it will act in next 30 days on state’s request to delay complying with limit on inmates.

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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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Inmates’ Attorneys Battle California Governor Over Prison Oversight

March 28, 2013 | 9:04 am

Inmates’ Attorneys Battle California Governor Over Prison Oversight

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday struggled with how to gauge whether conditions for mentally ill inmates in California prisons have improved enough under federal oversight to return control of the facilities to the state, as Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking. Lawyers for California argued in court […]

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California Jails Unequipped for 1,100 Long-Term Inmates

February 28, 2013 | 11:00 am

California Jails Unequipped for 1,100 Long-Term Inmates

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By Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—California counties are housing more than 1,100 inmates on long-term sentences in jails designed for stays of a year or less, according to the first report detailing the growth in that population under Gov. Jerry Brown’s criminal justice realignment strategy. The oversight of so many long-term inmates is […]

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July 1, 2011 | 2:14 pm

Pelican Bay Prisoners Reportedly on Hunger Strike

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You could call it a “prison within a prison”: a supermax facility so isolating that some inmates say they haven’t seen the night sky in years. Prison reform advocates say that inmates at the Security Housing Unit of California’s Pelican Bay State Prison began a hunger strike this morning, protesting conditions they call inhumane. Officials […]

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