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Inmate At Sacramento County Jail Dies In Custody

A 24-year-old man who was being held at Sacramento County Jail died while in custody, sheriff’s officials say.

02/25/2014

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AP: Violence In Jail Against Inmates, Guards Increases Following Reforms

County jails that account for the vast majority of local inmates in California have seen a marked increase in violence since they began housing thousands of offenders who previously would have gone to state prisons.

11/28/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Credit: CBS13)

Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On Reducing State’s Prison Population

Gov. Jerry Brown and the four legislative leaders reached a compromise Monday on reducing the state’s prison population, agreeing to ask a panel of federal judges to extend the end-of-the-year deadline on releasing thousands of inmates.

09/09/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison, which houses 5500 inmates, crowd around double and triple bunk beds at a gymnasium that was modified to house 213 prisoners on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Plan To Reduce Prison Population

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send inmates to private prisons and empty county jail cells.

08/27/2013

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Federal Judge Approves Force Feeding Inmates On Hunger Strike

Officials say they fear for the welfare of nearly 70 inmates who have refused all prison-issued meals since the strike began July 8 over the holding of gang leaders and other violent inmates in solitary confinement that can last for decades.

08/19/2013

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Prison Hunger Strike Heads Into Seventh Week

A hunger strike involving several dozen inmates inside California’s prison system evolved Monday into a semantic battle between their advocates and corrections officials over how to define such an action.

08/19/2013

File photo of a prison cell. (credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)

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.

07/07/2013

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Judges: Brown Must Fully Comply With Order To Reduce Prison Population

A panel of federal judges has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to circumvent its long-standing order for reducing California’s prison population.

06/20/2013

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Judge Considers Effects Of Fungus On Calif. Inmates

A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.

06/17/2013

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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.

04/03/2013

File photo of a Calif. prison. (credit: Getty Images)

Court Considers Calif. Prison Mental Health Care

A federal judge in Sacramento is set to hear arguments Wednesday over Gov. Jerry Brown’s push to regain state control of inmate mental health care after 18 years of federal oversight and billions of dollars spent to improve treatment.

03/27/2013

Jerry Brown (credit: CBS)

California Challenges Feds’ Inmate Population Cap

Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

01/08/2013

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