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Big Prison Hunger Strike Ends

AP | DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California inmates on Thursday ended a 60-day hunger strike after lawmakers said they would review solitary confinement pol...

Force-Feeding Approved In State's Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials on Monday to force-feed inmates if necessary as a ...

State Seeks Permission To Force-Feed Inmates

Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge's permission to force-feed ...

California Can't Delay Release Of Nearly 10,000 Inmates: Supreme Court

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 10.02.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite w...

California Prison System To Lay Off Hundreds Of Employees

The Sacramento Bee | Jon Ortiz | Posted 02.12.2013 | San Francisco

California's prison health care receiver has issued layoff warnings to 2,200 of its employees with a goal of axing 829 positions early next year. The...

John Rudolf

California Prisoners Sue To End 'Torture' of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 05.31.2012 | San Francisco

The prolonged use of solitary confinement at a high-security prison in California "strips prisoners of their basic humanity" and amounts to illegal to...

The War Against Cell Phones In Prisons

Posted 05.11.2012 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch By Michael Montgomery A deal between Gov. Jerry Brown's administration and a private commu...

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...

California Prison Hunger Strike Ends

Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.20.2011 | San Francisco

Prison officials announced Thursday that California inmates have ended a statewide hunger strike that began three weeks ago at Pelican Bay State Priso...

Laura Gottesdiener

Do California's Prisons Punish Inmates Based On Race?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The overcrowding in California's state prison system constitutes cruel and unusual treatment, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that focused on...