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Five More Inmates In California Diagnosed With Legionnaires' Disease

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.13.2017 | Healthy Living

Aug 30 (Reuters) - Five more California inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease at San Quentin State Prison, as officials work to deter...

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 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...

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...