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Amid Riots, Prison Guards Concerned About Staff Reductions, More-Violent Inmates

September 26, 2012 | 11:08 am

Amid Riots, Prison Guards Concerned About Staff Reductions, More-Violent Inmates

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Last week riots sent 16 California prisoners to the hospital. Next week, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will send layoff notices to guards. Now prison guards are concerned that a “perfect storm” may be brewing linked to staff reductions and a higher ratio of violent inmates within the system. Officially, the California Department of […]

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Calif. Prisons Grapple with Violent Trend

September 20, 2012 | 2:24 pm

Calif. Prisons Grapple with Violent Trend

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What happens when you take 2,600 of the most violent people in the state and cram them in housing meant for 1,800? That question is surfacing in the wake of a riot among more than 50 prisoners at California State Prison, Sacramento on Wednesday that sent 13 prisoners to the hospital, one of them shot […]

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