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Governor Brown To Propose Ballot Measure Limiting Length Of Criminal SentencesGov. Jerry Brown is announcing a ballot initiative Wednesday that would change how long felons serve in prison and how many juveniles are tried as adults, according to people familiar with his plans.
Pelican Bay Prison Guards Promise To Keep It Down So Inmates Can Get More SleepDozens of prisoners complained that they were being kept awake around the clock by overnight welfare checks every half-hour.
California State Prisons Chief Departing After Overseeing Shrinking SystemHe took over a system that was once the nation's largest but faced a federal court order to reduce overcrowding.
Inmate's Death At Corcoran Prison Investigated As HomicideOfficials say his cellmate is considered a suspect, but has not been charged with a crime.
Inmates At Pelican Bay Prison Ask Guards To Keep QuietCalifornia corrections officials are handing out earplugs and telling guards to walk softly around some of the state's most dangerous inmates after inmates complained it's too noisy.
California To End Decades-Long Isolation Of Most Gang Leaders Behind BarsCalifornia 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.
Court To Rule If California Death Penalty Is Cruel, UnusualNo one would argue that California's death penalty provides swift justice.
Legionnaires' Disease Sends Inmate At San Quentin To HospitalThe water has been shut off at California's oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease, officials said Friday.
Stockton Inmates Train Puppies To Help People With DisabilitiesIt’s only been two weeks, but Warden Brian Duffy already knows he’s going to expand the program and get more dogs.
Illicit Drugs 'Rampant' In California State PrisonsCalifornia inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.
Advocacy Groups Critical Of State Board's Spending On Jail ConstructionSixteen different California advocacy groups are criticizing the way a state board is distributing $500 million for construction of local jails.
Inmate Found Dead At Calif. State Prison In Vacaville Officials are investigating whether the death of an inmate who went missing from a Northern California prison is related to a fight among prisoners earlier in the day.

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