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California Prison Realignment

Inside California's Jail-Building Boom

The Marshall Project | Anat Rubin | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing expe...

California's Prison Population Is Finally Down, But Will It Last?

Reuters | Sharon Bernstein | Posted 01.29.2015 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan 29 (Reuters) - After years of controversy and legal trouble because of overcrowding in California's mammoth prison system, the...

Saki Knafo

California Lawmaker Unveils Plan To Shrink Prison Population | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

Top California lawmaker Darrell Steinberg (D) on Wednesday unveiled a plan to reduce the state’s prison population by thousands of inmates over the ...

Running Out Of Space

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.03.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Underlying California's attempts to meet a federal court order for reducing its prison population is an unsettling question: Wil...

11 Shootings In Past 3 Days Across LA

Posted 03.20.2013 | Los Angeles

Recent shootings in the LA area have police wondering if a new California law is to blame for the outbreak of gun violence. LA County jails assumed...

The Courage to Change: How Prosecutors Can Lead on Public Safety

George Gascón | Posted 05.19.2013 | Los Angeles
George Gascón

From the Capitol to the courtrooms, prosecutors can chart a new path on public safety in California by championing at both local and state levels one of the biggest ways we can transform our justice system in this generation--sentencing reform.

'We Need To Do A Better Job'

The Sacramento Bee | By David Siders | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As lawmakers stepped up pressure to modify California's historic prison realignment, most recently at a news conference Tuesday ...

How Are Realignment Billions Being Spent?

Michael Santos | Posted 05.18.2013 | Crime
Michael Santos

There is a lot of controversy around The California Prisoner Realignment Bill, a legislative response to judicial decisions concerning health care in state prison.

Shocking Reveal About State Sex Offenders

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.26.2013 | San Francisco

A report by the Los Angeles Times has found that thousands of paroled California sex offenders, including many rapists and child molesters, are disarm...

REVEALED: Shocking Abuse Against Prisoners With Disabilities

| Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtesy of California Watch. By Shoshana Walter One day in March, a blind man was booked into the San Bernardino County jail....

Think Our Prison System Is Bad? Check Out The Numbers In This State

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Everything is bigger in Texas, the saying goes, and that is now also true of its prison system. California used to have the nat...

Should Thousands Of Criminals Being Released Early Have The Right To Vote?

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.07.2012 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The nonpartisan League of Women Voters and two prisoners' rights groups sued California elections officials on Wednesday, c...

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...

Will California Officials Release Hundreds Of Violent Criminals From Prison?

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 12.04.2011 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown and others who supported the dramatic shift in California's sentencing law that took effect this week have...

'A Sea Change'

AP | By THOMAS WATKINS and DON THOMPSON | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- California's correctional system is about to undergo an overhaul that could save money and reduce recidivism but also might lead to tho...

California Is Not Prepared for Realignment

Kim Carter | Posted 11.27.2011 | Los Angeles
Kim Carter

California will have to start diverting low-level felony offenders and parole violators to county jails. The question is, "How will these counties manage this huge influx of returning prisoners?"