Department of Corrections

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)

Federal Judges Reject Gov. Brown’s Plea To Delay Prisoners’ Release

A panel of federal judges has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year-end.

07/03/2013

Avenal State Prison

California To Comply With Court Order To Move Thousands Out of Central Valley Prisons

California corrections officials say they’ll comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

07/02/2013

(CBS)

Gov. Brown Seeks To Delay Freeing 10,000 Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Friday asked a panel of federal judges to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year’s end, granting him time to appeal the decision to the nation’s high court.

06/28/2013

(CBS)

Calif. Prison Chief Says Judge’s Order Could Lead To Racial Conflicts

The head of California’s prison system said Tuesday a court order to evacuate thousands of inmates from two Central Valley lockups hit hard by an infectious disease could lead to racial conflicts elsewhere.

06/25/2013

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

Prison bars, generic, crime

SF Judge Considers Moving California Prisoners Over Valley Fever

An attorney representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge on Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.

06/17/2013

San Quentin execution chamber

Court Finds California Erred In New Lethal Injection Rules

Corrections officials made several “substantial” procedural errors when they adopted new lethal injection rules, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could further delay a resumption of executions in California.

05/31/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Feds Won’t End Calif. Prison Oversight, Brown Faces Contempt Of Court

A federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to lift a court-ordered prison population cap and threatened him and other state officials with contempt of court if they fail to comply.

04/11/2013

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignment

he number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department.

03/06/2013

Prison Inmates

Proposed California Prison Overhaul Would Save $1.5B Annually

California prison officials want to halt a $4 billion prison-construction program and bring back all inmates held out of state as part of a wide-ranging department restructuring.

04/23/2012

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