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How Inmates Will Protect California This Summer

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.05.2014 | Green

As one of the most threatening wildfire seasons in state history looms, Californians will be relying on some unlikely protectors: prisoners. More ...

California Prisoner Alleges Abuse of Gay and Transgender Inmates at Pleasant Valley State Prison

Mike Spradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

In August, The Rage Monthly received a letter from a gay prisoner at Pleasant Valley State Prison in California. The letter can be described best as a plea for help following alleged inhumane treatment by corrections officers.

Inmate: 99 Percent Should Worry About Death Row's 'Bottom 1 Percent'

Reuters | Posted 04.21.2012 | Business

By Laird Harrison SAN QUENTIN, Calif., Feb 20 (Reuters) - Hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators and prison reform activists join...

Prisoners In California County Will Pay To Go To Jail

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

In one southern California county, prisoners will soon have to pay for the privilege of staying in jail. Riverside County, California will start ch...

Facebook Removes Prisoner Profiles

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 10.09.2011 | Crime

Facebook is taking down profiles of prison inmates after teaming up with law enforcement in a bid to stamp out cell phone and social media use among t...

Audit Finds CA Prisons Wasted, Abused Millions Of Dollars

| Matt Drange | Posted 09.20.2011 | Los Angeles

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Matt Drange The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation lacks adequate...

Jaycee Dugard Case Prompts Reforms In Sex-Offender Tracking

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.26.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Buried under a tidal wave of electronic data, California parole agents next week will significantly change how they monitor...

California Incarcerated: Hitchhiker Writes Stories Of Criminal Justice

The Huffington Post | Carly Gillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Luke Whyte writes about criminals. And he hitchhikes to find them. On his blog, Voices of Justice, Whyte chronicles the experiences of people who h...

Cut This: The Death Penalty

James Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

California must re-evaluate its budget priorities. End the death penalty and save $1 billion in five years.

How Would You Decide? -- Keeping Me Honest

Jim Lichtman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Lichtman

I do not want to create the false impression that compassion was the sole criteria parole commissioners faced during former Manson Family member Susan Atkins' 2009 hearing.