BART Planners Look For Solutions To Station Overcrowding With StudySome BART passengers are beginning to question whether the system really is "rapid transit.” Amid complaints about overcrowded cars and long delays, the agency is trying to find a fix. Riders, however, shouldn’t expect anything soon.
California Releasing Thousands Of Inmates Early To Relieve Overcrowded JailsMore than 13,500 inmates across California are being released early each month to relieve crowding in local jails -- a 34 percent increase over the last three years, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Garage Living May Become New Silicon Valley RealityWith soaring real estate prices, and little supply of homes to occupy, East Palo Alto is considering allowing homeowners to let people live in their garages and storage buildings.
Judge Extends California Prison Crowding Deadline 1 Month The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.
State Senate Panel Criticizes Gov. Brown's Prison Plan, Backs More RehabDemocrats in the state Senate on Wednesday backed a plan to spend $200 million this year on rehabilitation programs instead of renting thousands of cells in private prisons and county jails to meet a federal court demand that California reduce its inmate population.
Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Fix To Prison OvercrowdingGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send inmates to private prisons and empty county jail cells.
California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New LawThe 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.
BART Crush Expected To Worsen, May Put Passengers At RiskIf you’ve ever been on the subway in New York or Tokyo, you’re familiar with how packed trains can be. Commuters who ride BART are increasingly experiencing crushing crowds and packed trains.
1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform NeededWith Monday marking one year since the state's prison realignment legislation went into effect, the American Civil Liberties Union of California Thursday released an assessment of the realignment process thus far and how voters perceive the state's criminal justice system.
$160M Approved For New San Mateo County Jail Many residents oppose the plan, calling for county officials to spend on other programs.
Thousands of Bunk Beds Removed From Overcrowded PrisonsCalifornia prison officials took down 20,000 bunk beds that were crammed into prison gyms and day rooms to house inmates in illegally overcrowded prisons.
California Prisons Remove Symbol Of OvercrowdingCalifornia 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.