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High-Priced Drug Sovaldi Coming to California Prisoners with Hepatitis C

August 27, 2014 | 10:00 am

High-Priced Drug Sovaldi Coming to California Prisoners with Hepatitis C

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Drug that can cure most people with hepatitis C in 12 weeks comes at a high cost: $1,000 a pill.

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Los Angeles Judge Finds California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Judge Finds California Death Penalty Unconstitutional

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Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and vacates a death sentence imposed nearly 20 years ago.

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Prisons Boost Efforts to Enroll Parolees In Medi-Cal

June 10, 2014 | 8:00 am

Prisons Boost Efforts to Enroll Parolees In Medi-Cal

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As a result of the ACA, more inmates will be able to get access to immediate care when they’re out.

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California Releasing Some Nonviolent Inmates Early

May 1, 2014 | 7:00 am

California Releasing Some Nonviolent Inmates Early

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Early inmate releases began two weeks ago, according to a Los Angeles Times report released Tuesday.

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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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