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Report Outlines Abuses by California Prison Staff

April 3, 2013 | 2:02 pm

Report Outlines Abuses by California Prison Staff

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new report by the state prison system’s inspector general reveals numerous examples of extreme misconduct by prison guards and state parole agents. The cases included a parole agent who is accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another and a prison guard who partied with inmates as they were drinking a […]

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Judge Closes Prison Abuse Case After 20 Years

March 22, 2011 | 12:43 pm

Judge Closes Prison Abuse Case After 20 Years

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A legal case that lasted more than two decades and brought systemic changes to California’s prison system has ended. On Monday, a federal judge determined the state corrections department had made sufficient reforms to protect inmates from being abused by guards. Those reforms stemmed from a class-action lawsuit filed in 1990 over claims of widespread […]

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March 22, 2011 | 10:13 am

Morning Splash: Prison Abuse Ruling; PG&E Hunt for Pipeline Records; Brown Pushes for Special Election; Evidence in Chauncey Bailey Case

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Prison Abuse Case Ends After Two Decades (San Jose Mercury News/AP) SACRAMENTO — A legal case that has lasted more than two decades and brought systemic changes to California’s prison system ended Monday after a federal judge determined the state corrections department had made sufficient reforms to protect inmates from being abused by guards. PG&E […]

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