California Prisons

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Harsh California Prison ‘Potty Watch’ Contraband Searches Are Mostly A Waste

California prison “potty watch” contraband searches have been used 1,200 times in the last 2 1/2 years, yet reports show they produced results less than 41 percent of the time.

07/11/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California Prisons Despite Stepped-Up Searches

California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it’s unclear if the tough steps state officials took to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect.

06/21/2015

Jason Bell, Director of Project Rebound at San Francisco State University (SFSU)

KCBS In Depth: ‘Project Rebound’ Transforms Prison Inmates Into Scholars

This week, KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jane McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro speak with Project Rebound director Jason Bell, who is also a former inmate and became a college graduate through the innovative program at San Francisco State University that’ has been helping former inmates earn their college degrees as soon as they are released from prison.

06/30/2014

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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

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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

(CBS)

Attorneys Ask Oakland Federal Judge To Expand Prison Solitary Confinement Lawsuit

A federal lawsuit is moving forward in the latest legal turn over solitary confinement at a California prison with attorneys asking a U.S. District judge to expand to a class-action case.

09/27/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Federal Panel Extends Deadline For California To Reduce Prison Population

Federal judges have agreed to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California’s prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis.

09/24/2013

Prison Inmates

Legislature Sends Gov. Brown Bill On California Prison Deal

The Legislature has approved a compromise plan to deal with California’s prison crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend the deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.

09/11/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Phil Matier: 3-Strikes Law And California’s Costly Prison System

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and are out of prison.

09/10/2013

(CBS)

Sentences Cut Short For 1,000 California 3-Strike Prisoners

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and have been released from prison.

09/10/2013

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