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Saki Knafo

LA Jail System Not Expanding After All

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Prison reform advocates were appalled when Los Angeles County’s top elected officials last month agreed to lease an empty jail about two hours from ...

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...

Saki Knafo

State Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

When Daniel Romero was first arrested for drug possession, at the age of 21, he had been getting high for more than a decade. He started smoking pot w...

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...

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...

Schwarzenegger's Mixed Record On Prison Reform

AP/Huffington Post | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 07.24.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Even before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that California must drastically reduce its prison population, the state had beg...