Department Of Corrections And Rehabilitation

California Spends $5M To Screen Inmates For Valley FeverCalifornia is spending more than $5 million to screen tens of thousands of prison inmates for a potentially deadly illness to see which ones can safely be housed at two prisons in the Central Valley.
Support For California Death Penalty SlippingSupport for California's death penalty has fallen to its lowest level in more than 50 years after a judge ruled it unconstitutional, according to a Field Poll released Friday.
Lawsuit Tests Racial Policy At California Prisons A federal judge will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates their constitutional rights.
Report Outlines Abuses By Calif. Prison Staff A California parole agent was accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another. Numerous corrections department employees allegedly had sex with inmates, including juveniles.
Prison Reform Giving Parole-Violating Sex Offenders Quick ReleaseSome sex offenders are back on the streets, sometimes in a matter of hours because of the justice system's revolving door.
Corrections Supervisor Says Community At Risk Because Of Parolee ReleasesA veteran state corrections supervisor says the community is at risk because sex offenders who violate parole are being put right back on the streets.
Audit: Calif. Corrections Overpaid WorkersCalifornia's corrections department overpaid some employees for salaries and travel advances and was slow to collect those funds, according to an audit the state controller's office released Wednesday.
AP: California Freed 450 High-Risk ParoleesCalifornia 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.
On The Money: State Employee AuditA new state audit released today identifies hundreds of thousands of dollars in government waste, at a time when California is bleeding red ink.