Thousands of Bunk Beds Removed From Overcrowded Prisons

California prison officials took down 20,000 bunk beds that were crammed into prison gyms and day rooms to house inmates in illegally overcrowded prisons.


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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.


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KCBS In Depth: Bay Area Jails & Prisons

Outgoing San Francisco County Sheriff Mike Hennessey looks back at a 32-year career, his accomplishments and the state’s prison realignment program.


California Corrections Officials Say Realignment Is Going Smoothly

State corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.


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

Brown Signs Bill To Hand Over Inmates To Local Governments

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will shift responsibility for thousands of criminals to local governments.

CBS San Francisco–04/05/2011


San Mateo Closer To Building New Jail

Plans to build a badly needed new jail in San Mateo County inched forward with the selection of a proposed new location in Redwood City’s industrial neighborhood.