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A view of the California State Prison at San Quentin May 15, 2009 in San Quentin, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Secretary of State Sued Over Criminals’ Voting Eligibility

It’s the second lawsuit challenging Bowen’s interpretation of the 2011 criminal justice realignment law, which is designed to ease overcrowding in state prisons


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Grand Theft Auto: California Prison Realignment Edition

Auto theft and property crimes rose after California began releasing more inmates, according to the first independent study of realignment crime trends.


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Stanford Study: Changes Needed In Prison Realignment Law

A study of Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2-year-old prison realignment law released Friday recommends major changes that would relieve some of the burden from California’s counties.


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New Honor Farm Facility Replaces Unit Destroyed in 2010 Fire

The new jail replaces the outdated Honor Farm facility that was badly damaged in a fire in 2010. Insurance money paid for the $12 million project.


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California Counties Looking To Cut Down On Re-Offenders in Realignment

This time, however, was different. Five months later, the 29-year-old single mother who had been convicted twice for identity theft is a fulltime beauty school student, performs community service and has consistently tested clean for drugs.


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)

Some Calif. Convicts Getting Out Early With No Monitoring

Part of California’s transformative prison realignment law was intended to give prosecutors and judges sentencing flexibility: Some convicts could receive a combination of custody and supervision, an approach favored by the state, while others could escape probation in exchange for serving longer sentences.