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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 ...

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....

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?"