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California To End Decades-Long Isolation Of Most Gang Leaders Behind Bars

California agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.

09/01/2015

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L.A. County Sheriff’s Helicopter Chases Paraglider Seen Flying Over Jail

A midair traffic stop? Almost, as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s helicopter pursued a powered paraglider that had just flown past a jail, raising concern.

08/11/2015

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Advocacy Groups Critical Of State Board’s Spending On Jail Construction

Sixteen different California advocacy groups are criticizing the way a state board is distributing $500 million for construction of local jails.

06/10/2015

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County Jail Populations Declining After Voter-Approved Measure

Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

02/02/2015

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Escaped Inmate Accused Of Robbing Bank Allegedly Tries To Escape During Court Appearance

A jail inmate suspected of trying to rob a bank after escaping from Central California work camp tried to escape again during a courtroom appearance.

01/16/2015

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Man Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail For Posting Topless Pic Of Ex-Girlfriend

Los Angeles man who posted a topless photo of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook has been sentenced to a year in jail for violating California’s new “revenge porn” law.

12/01/2014

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More Narcotics Are Coming Into California Jails

A 2011 California law that sends lower-level felons to county lock-ups to serve their time instead of state prison has caused a spike in narcotics smuggling in county jails, sheriff’s officials say.

11/29/2014

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Funding Worries Cloud Inmates Futures After Proposition 47 Reduces Sentences

Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said more than 50 of his inmates have already been released from Sacramento County Jail, because under the law, they do not face felons anymore.

11/10/2014

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Dozens Of Prisoners Freed From Sacramento County Jail Days After Voters Approve Proposition 47

Sheriffs across the state immediately began implementing Proposition 47, which calls for treating shoplifting, forgery, fraud, petty theft and possession of small amounts of drugs, including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines, as misdemeanors instead of felonies.

11/07/2014

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Ex-QB McNabb Spends Time In Arizona Jail

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his […]

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Suspects Arrested In Loomis Home Invasion Robbery Identified

Police arrested three people Thursday in connection with a home invasion robbery that led to the partial closure of a busy freeway in Roseville.

02/07/2014

Federal officials will avoid shackling immigrants at the San Francisco immigration court in many hearings. (Getty Images)

ICE To Limit Use Of Shackles At Immigration Court

ACLU class action lawsuit settlement applies only to cases in Northern California.

01/23/2014

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