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Tag: corrections

September 19, 2012 | 1:36 pm

Calif. Prisoners Hospitalized in Riot

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A guard shot a prisoner and 10 other prisoners were hospitalized with “stab and slash” wounds in a riot at California State Prison Sacramento on Wednesday, the Department of Corrections reported. The facility is also known as “New Folsom” because of its proximity to Folsom State Prison. Here’s the press release: California State Prison-sacramento (CSP-SAC) […]

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Advocacy Groups Wary of New Plan for Prison Isolation Units

September 14, 2012 | 10:28 am

Advocacy Groups Wary of New Plan for Prison Isolation Units

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By Michael Montgomery, California Watch State corrections officials are moving forward with a plan for handling prison gangs and other violent groups, including changing rules that have kept some inmates locked in special isolation units for decades. But the initiative is raising concern among prisoner rights advocates and some experts who worry that it will […]

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Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

July 5, 2012 | 1:01 pm

Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 250 more criminals will serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons each year under a new California law, a sharp increase from the state’s original projections. The corrections department said Thursday that it miscalculated the effect of changing where some criminals serve […]

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