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California Prison Crowding Deadline Extended

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as neg...

Kathleen Miles

California Deals Major Blow To Drug Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill on Saturday to reduce the penalty for offenders caught for simple drug possession. Senate Bill 649 wo...

California Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Reducing Prison Population

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown and the four leaders of California's Legislature reached a compromise Monday on reducing the state's prison pop...

Saki Knafo

Jerry Brown Sidles Up To Huge Interest Group In His Push For Prison Expansion

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Two decades ago, the California prison guards union was one of the most feared political forces in the state. Its members poured millions into the cam...

Saki Knafo

One Way To Ease Overcrowding In California Prisons

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

If California releases more elderly prisoners, the state might be able to comply with a federal court order to ease overcrowding in its prisons, priso...

Prison-Industrial Complex? Maybe It's Time For A Schools-Industrial Complex

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

California has built 23 prisons since 1980. In the same period, the University of California system has opened one new campus. And although California...

Saki Knafo

Setback For Prison Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) has no intention of releasing state prisoners convicted of nonviolent drug offenses, despite a federal court order req...

Federal Court To Jerry Brown: 'NO'

AP | TOM VERDIN | Posted 04.12.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown's request to lift a court-ordered prison population cap and threate...

'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 ...