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Review: Intoxicated, Off-Duty Prison Guards With Firearms A Problem For California Corrections

One correctional officer danced atop a bar while drunkenly flashing his gun several times at private citizens in the tavern. Another drunken officer pointed a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun at a citizen’s chest during an argument.


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CDCR: Prison Gangs’ Rumored Threats Against Officers Not Credible

This year ends with highly publicized police shootings of unarmed black men, the murders of two NYPD officers and massive, sometimes destructive, protests across the nation.


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Third Sonoma Inmate Found Dead In As Many Weeks

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says an inmate with a history of drug abuse has been found dead in his jail cell, the third inmate death at a Sonoma County detention facility in three weeks.


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California’s Mentally Ill Inmates To Get Special Units

State corrections officials on Friday agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that will offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units as other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.


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State To Move 2,600 Inmates Out Of Prisons With Airborne Fungus

State corrections officials say they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.


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UPDATE: LAPD Allowed To Hear Manson Family Member Recording

A Texas judge has ruled that Los Angeles police are entitled to recordings of conversations between a Manson family member and his attorney.


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Charles Manson Made Calls, Sent Texts From Prison On Smuggled Cellphone

One of California’s most infamous prisoners has been communicating from behind prison walls making calls and sending texts with a cell phone smuggled into his cell.