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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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Disabled Inmates Suffer in Shift to County Jails

October 9, 2012 | 9:27 am

Disabled Inmates Suffer in Shift to County Jails

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Shoshana Walter, California Watch One day in March, a blind man was booked into the San Bernardino County jail. A parole violator, he could see only four inches in front of his face. At the West Valley Detention Center, according to his account, deputies assigned him the upper bunk in a cell at the top […]

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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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November 11, 2011 | 8:10 am

AM Splash: LA Jails Running Out Of Room; No Bullet Train Through South Bay; Facebook Nears Settlement Over Privacy Concerns

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LA County Jails May Be Out of Room Next Month (LA Times) Los Angeles County’s jails could run out of space as early as next month because of an influx of state prisoners, prompting officials to consider releasing potentially thousands of inmates awaiting trial. Shooting Near Occupy Oakland Renews Calls For Camp To Disband (Inside […]

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