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Stockton Hospital Prison Inmates Healthcare

$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous Problems

A billion dollar prison medical clinic that’s sitting half empty will start readmitting the state’s sickest inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.

07/22/2014

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Prison Inmate Plunges To His Death

A prisoner serving a life sentence at San Quentin who fell four stories on Tuesday died on Wednesday, prison officials said.

01/23/2014

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

California Deadline To Cut Prison Population Extended Once Again

A panel of federal judges has extended California’s deadline to cut its prison population to about 110,000 inmates until April 18, 2014.

12/11/2013

(CBS)

Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.

12/10/2013

Pelican Bay State Prison

California Prisons To Hire Thousands Of Officers As Retirements Surge

With the number of retirements on the rise, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking to hire thousands of officers over the next three years, despite a lower prison population.

12/05/2013

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Allegations Against California Prison Employees Not Fully Probed

A state report found that California prison employees are not being as thoroughly investigated over allegations of wrongdoing since a federal judge stopped supervising prison discipline in 2011.

10/16/2013

Prison Inmates

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gov. Brown’s Appeal Of Inmate Reduction

The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an appeal by Gov. Jerry Brown of a court order that requires the state to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by about 8,000 inmates by Jan. 27.

10/15/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judges Order Brown To Release Thousands Of California Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by year’s end.

06/20/2013

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New Law

The state is caught between a tight budget and its “three strikes” law, which imposes a life sentence after convictions. Last Fall voters approved a plan to release some of those lifers.

04/29/2013

(CBS)

Report Critical Of Solitary Confinement At California Prisons

California has violated global standards by keeping thousands of inmates in isolation cells, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday that criticizes conditions at two of the state’s maximum security prisons as “cruel and inhuman.”

09/27/2012

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