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Many Jails Not Complying With State Law on Shackling Pregnant Inmates

February 18, 2014 | 4:52 pm

Many Jails Not Complying With State Law on Shackling Pregnant Inmates

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Prisoners’ rights group says, despite progress, dozens of counties still have not met letter of 2013 law.

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Federal Judges Give State Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

February 10, 2014 | 1:25 pm

Federal Judges Give State Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

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Three-judge panel finds state has made steps toward ‘durable’ solution to prison overcrowding.

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Governor Seeks Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

January 23, 2014 | 5:09 pm

Governor Seeks Two More Years to Cut Prison Population

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Facing a court-ordered April deadline, state says it needs more time to cut number of inmates.

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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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Supreme Court Dismisses State’s Prison Overcrowding Appeal

October 15, 2013 | 11:16 am

Supreme Court Dismisses State’s Prison Overcrowding Appeal

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The decision leaves Gov. Jerry Brown with one last option to persuade a lower court to intervene.

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Brown, Legislature Make Deal on Prison Overcrowding

September 9, 2013 | 12:22 pm

Brown, Legislature Make Deal on Prison Overcrowding

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Brown and legislative leaders agree to pass competing plans to meet court order to cut prison population.

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When Whitey Bulger Was at Alcatraz

August 12, 2013 | 12:05 pm

When Whitey Bulger Was at Alcatraz

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Archcriminal Whitey Bulger was convicted today in Boston on murder and racketeering charges, and he faces life in prison when he’s sentenced on Nov. 13. Not the first time he’s been there, of course. As we wrote about in 2011, when Bulger was captured after 17 years on the lam, he was incarcerated at Alcatraz […]

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State’s Response to Inmate Hunger Strike Frustrates Families

July 31, 2013 | 10:00 am

State’s Response to Inmate Hunger Strike Frustrates Families

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One of the largest inmate hunger strikes in state history has entered its fourth week, but the mass protest hasn’t seemed to attract the attention of California’s leaders. Gov. Jerry Brown has yet to publicly weigh in on the strike – his office has referred all questions about it to the Department of Corrections and […]

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Court Rules Gov. Brown Must Comply With Reducing Prison Population

June 20, 2013 | 1:23 pm

Court Rules Gov. Brown Must Comply With Reducing Prison Population

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A panel of federal judges on Thursday rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to circumvent its long-standing order for reducing California’s prison population, the latest step in an ongoing legal drama over how to improve the medical and mental health care for state inmates. The judges stopped short of citing the Democratic […]

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In California, Incarcerated Students Fall Through Gaps in Special Education Laws

May 29, 2013 | 5:30 am

In California, Incarcerated Students Fall Through Gaps in Special Education Laws

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by Joanna Lin, Center for Investigative Reporting TEHACHAPI, Calif. – School ended for Michael Garcia with a routine transfer from juvenile hall to adult county jail. There was no fanfare, diploma or cap and gown. He hadn’t graduated or dropped out. He’d simply turned 18. For the next 19 months, he was in limbo, unable […]

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