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

Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California Prisons

A federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California’s policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.

07/23/2014

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

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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

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

California Opens $24 Million Prison Mental Health Center

California prison officials are opening a $24 million treatment center for mentally ill inmates as they urge a federal judge to end his oversight of the state’s correctional system.

02/14/2013

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Spending Big On Healthcare While Shipping Inmates To Outside Hospitals

Healthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.

11/05/2012

Raul Edgardo Lopez

Inmate Escapes From Tracy Prison

Authorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.

06/04/2012

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Hanging In Cell

A death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide, according to state prison officials.

05/29/2012

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

Sierra Conservation Center, California prison, Jamestown, Tuolumne County

Northern California Prison Doctor Earns $239K To See No Patients

California’s prison system, the nation’s biggest and most expensive with a $10 billion yearly budget, is paying a prison doctor nearly a quarter-million dollars a year – even though he treats no patients.

02/24/2012

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California Prison Officials Warn Inmates On Hunger Strike

California prison officials are threatening to discipline thousands of inmates who are participating in a statewide hunger strike.

09/30/2011

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