California Prisons

Prison Inmates

Former Critic Now Gov. Brown’s Choice To Head State Prison System

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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Gov. Brown Fights Federal Order On California Prison Population Cap

Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that already once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

01/08/2013

(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

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Deal With Telecom Firm Could Curb California Prison Cell Phone Black Market

With black market cell phones helping some of California’s most dangerous criminals stay connected to the outside world, corrections officials have announced a plan to block illegal cell phone calls by inmates.

04/17/2012

Prison Inmates

California Prisons Remove Symbol Of Overcrowding

California prisons marked a milestone Friday, when officials said they had removed the last of nearly 20,000 beds that had been jammed into gymnasiums and other common areas to house inmates who overflowed traditional prison cells.

03/02/2012

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Taxpayers Fund Sleep Treatment For Death Row Inmates

The state built a brand new $136 million hospital at San Quentin prison for some of the state’s worst offenders. But why were some inmates, including those on death row, being sent to outside hospitals for sleep studies?

02/09/2012

San Mateo County Jail Cuts Visits Ahead Of State Prisoner Influx

The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is reducing days for inmate visits at the Redwood City jail by one day a week indefinitely as it readies for a new influx of prisoners.

09/02/2011

(AP)

Phil Matier: New Report Shows High Salaries For State Employees

California’s State Controller John Chiang has released another report showing the high salaries of some state employees.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/06/2011

Report: High-Risk California Prison Parolees Left Unsupervised

California improperly paroled more than 450 dangerous criminals without supervision last year as part of a program designed to reduce prison crowding and cost, according to a new report.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

California Officials: We’ll Fix Prison Crowding, Won’t Free 33,000

California officials said they won’t arbitrarily free 33,000 inmates and they will submit plans to the federal courts in two weeks specifying ways to remedy prison overcrowding.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/25/2011

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