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Aaron Sankin

California Takes Huge Stride Toward Reforming Its Drug War | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.03.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- A bill that passed the California State Senate earlier this week has the potential to fundamentally change the way the state deals wi...

Are State Prisons Still Overcrowded?

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 03.10.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Declaring that California's long-running prison crisis is over, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday challenged a federal court orde...

What Good Does It Do to Talk About It Now? Actually, a Lot

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Because Baca holds a position of public trust, he needs to show not only that he has accepted responsibility for his and his subordinates' mistakes, but also that he is taking all the necessary steps to prevent them from recurring in the future.

What Does The State Plan To Do With Thousands Of Newly-Released Inmates?

| Posted 05.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson California counties receiving an influx of low-level convicts are prep...

California Prison System Marks A Major Milestone

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.02.2012 | San Francisco

TRACY, Calif. — California prisons marked a milestone Friday, when officials said they had removed the last of nearly 20,000 beds that had been ...

A Major Milestone For California Inmates

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 03.04.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has met the first target set by federal courts to reduce its inmate population as a way to improve health care i...