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California To Spend $2.5M On Arts Programs For Inmates

For seven years, inmates at a Southern California state prison have learned to express themselves through acting, acquiring skills that actor Tim Robbins says can change their lives.


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Former Sacramento Officer Prepares Future Officers To Avoid A Culture Shock

As a former corrections officer, Walter Blohm tells us what struggles new hires may face, and what comes after wearing a badge when you first step inside the jail.


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Northern California State Prison Guard Hospitalized Following Inmate Attack

A correctional officer is hospitalized in fair condition after he was slashed in the head and neck with an inmate-made weapon at a Northern California state prison.


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Video Shows Guards Pepper Spraying Mentally Ill Inmates In California Prisons

Disturbing video of a mentally ill prisoner being pepper sprayed is surfacing through an order by a judge to release six videos showing guards and inmates.


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Fugitive Rapist Caught After Publicized Search

A publicized search for a paroled rapist who authorities say cut off his ankle monitor and harassed the family of his 80-year-old victim ended after he was spotted on a Palm Springs street.


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Convicted Felons May Be Released Amid Fight Between State, San Joaquin County Judges

The state says it needs almost a week to process an offender to determine if that person should stay in jail. But San Joaquin County judges don’t want to wait that long.


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Man Who Killed Two Riverside County Deputies Dies On Death Row

Timothy Russell, 53, was found unresponsive in his cell late Friday and declared dead at the prison early Saturday, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.


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Lawmaker Proposes Giving Condoms To Inmates To Cut STD Rate

California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other diseases in prisons and in communities where felons are paroled.


Not Taking a Toll: Government Agencies Avoid Paying

Not Taking a Toll: Government Agencies Avoid Paying

Everybody pays whether coming or going from or to the bay area, four to six bucks for the average car, up to 35 for the biggest truck.

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San Quentin Death Row Inmate From Contra Costa County Found Dead In Cell

A San Quentin death row inmate from Contra Costa County was found dead in his cell late Sunday evening.


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Job Market Skill Gaps In Sacramento

Three major skill gaps in Sacramento are currently providing job opportunities: nursing, security and criminal justice.


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Sacramento Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal Justice

Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.