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Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

July 16, 2014 | 1:38 pm

Los Angeles Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty

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Ruling declares system ‘dysfunctional’ and says long delays in executions violate U.S. Constitution.

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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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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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