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California Prisoners

Record Numbers Of Life-Term Inmates Granted Parole In California

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 02.14.2014 | Los Angeles

SAN DIEGO -- For his first 19 years in prison, Stephen Anderson had been anything but a model prisoner. Convicted in 1988 of first-degree murder for ...

'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 ...

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...

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...

11 Wounded In Violent Prison Riot

AP | Posted 11.19.2012 | San Francisco

FOLSOM, Calif. — A riot Wednesday at a California prison holding many of the state's most hardened criminals left 11 inmates hospitalized, inclu...

Think Our Prison System Is Bad? Check Out The Numbers In This State

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Everything is bigger in Texas, the saying goes, and that is now also true of its prison system. California used to have the nat...

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...

Should Inmates Be Forced To Submit DNA?

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.25.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday that California law enforcement officials can keep collecting DNA samples from pe...

'Somehow Those Promises Don't Get Kept'

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 03.28.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The court-appointed receiver overseeing California's prison health care system said Friday the state must keep its promise to sp...

A Major Milestone For California Inmates

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 03.04.2012 | San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has met the first target set by federal courts to reduce its inmate population as a way to improve health care i...

California Prisoners Prolong Hunger Strike -- By Eating

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.03.2011 | San Francisco

When conjuring strategies for surviving a hunger strike, "eating" isn't usually the first thing that comes to mind. But eating is exactly how the t...

The Real Solution For Prison Overcrowding?

| Posted 10.08.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Ryan Gabrielson The Legislative Analyst’s Office is calling on state lawmakers to ge...

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...