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Kathleen Miles

What Happens When You Let 1,000 Inmates Out Early?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.12.2013 | Los Angeles

In less than 10 months, California has let 1,000 inmates out of prison early. Opponents said the releases would lead to an increase in crime, but a...

The Dark Secret Of State Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.01.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California's prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large pr...

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...

Are State Prisons Still Overcrowded?

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 03.10.2013 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Declaring that California's long-running prison crisis is over, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday challenged a federal court orde...

'I Have Lots Of Friends Who Take Drugs.. They Never See A Policeman'

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.06.2012 | Los Angeles

Because of California's Three Strikes law, a man from Redondo Beach, Calif. was sentenced to 25 years to life for stealing a slice of pizza. Due to...

Prison Doctors Are Paid HOW Much?

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 12.19.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A doctor at California Medical Facility was paid more than $410,000 last year, while a registered nurse at High Desert Stat...

What Good Does It Do to Talk About It Now? Actually, a Lot

Hector Villagra | Posted 10.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Hector Villagra

Because Baca holds a position of public trust, he needs to show not only that he has accepted responsibility for his and his subordinates' mistakes, but also that he is taking all the necessary steps to prevent them from recurring in the future.

What Does The State Plan To Do With Thousands Of Newly-Released Inmates?

| Posted 05.22.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson California counties receiving an influx of low-level convicts are prep...

Study Reveals Hopeful News For California Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A sharp reduction in prison crowding is giving officials in the nation's largest state prison system breathing space to ret...

California Prison System Marks A Major Milestone

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.02.2012 | San Francisco

TRACY, Calif. — California prisons marked a milestone Friday, when officials said they had removed the last of nearly 20,000 beds that had been ...

Good News For State's Juvenile Offenders

| Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Michael Montgomery County governments have invested nearly a half-billion dollars over...

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...