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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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Experts: Reducing Prison Populations Best Way To Keep Sex Offenders Safe Behind Bars

California’s extraordinary rate of prison homicides is rekindling a debate over whether the state needs to further reduce its prison population to ensure inmates’ safety.


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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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Galt Private Investigator Arrested For Impersonating Peace Officer

A retired parole officer was arrested on Tuesday in front of Yolo County jail for impersonating a peace officer in order to obtain information on a case he’s working.


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UPDATE: Inmate Captured After Escape From State Prison Camp

A minimum security inmate who escaped on Tuesday morning from Ishi Conservation Camp, which is located just outside Paynes Creek in Tehama County, was taken back into custody about 10 hours later.


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10 Hospitalized After New Folsom Prison Riot

At least ten inmates have been hospitalized after a riot broke out early Wednesday afternoon at the California State Prison, Sacramento, forcing correctional officers to open fire to subdue the melee, authorities said.


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On The Money: State’s Late Payment Penalties Cost Taxpayers

California taxpayers are paying millions of dollars in penalties each year – for something they haven’t even done. A CBS 13 investigation reveals the State of California is habitually late in paying its vendors who provide goods and services.



Proposed Prison Program Would Set Thousands Of Women Free

California women who have children and are serving prison time for non-violent crimes could be set free in a few months.


AP: California Freed 450 High-Risk Parolees

California improperly freed more than 450 dangerous criminals without supervision last year as part of a controversial parole program designed to reduce prison crowding and cost, the California prison system’s independent inspector general said in a report Wednesday.