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Prison Guard Union Deal Includes 4 Percent Raise

Leaders of the union representing most state prison guards have given tentative approval to a two-year contract containing a 4 percent pay raise.

08/26/2013

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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

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Brown Mystified At Growing Prison Legal Case

Gov. Jerry Brown is defending his approach to a legal battle over the state prison system by saying California has undergone an “incredible transformation” since the federal courts took over the prison health care system.

05/06/2013

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)

AP Interview: Ex Critic Now Heads Calif. Prisons

Gov. Jerry Brown’s choice to lead California’s beleaguered prisons is a former critic who now says the system is more “nimble” and responsive after years of federal court oversight.

01/27/2013

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Brown Signs Bill Banning Cell Phones In Prisons

Thousands of prisoners, including Charles Manson, have been found with cellphones in California prisons, but it’s now illegal for prison employees and others to smuggle the mobile devices to state inmates, after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday that he had signed a bill making it a misdemeanor.

10/06/2011