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Prison Overcrowding

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New Law

The 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.

04/29/2013

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1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform Needed

With 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.

09/28/2012

Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job Applications

Contra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.

04/17/2012

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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.

03/02/2012

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California To Reveal Plan To Cut Inmate Population

Governor Jerry Brown’s administration is scheduled to release its plan for complying with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the state to greatly reduce its inmate population.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/07/2011

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

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

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up California Prison Crowding Case

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about a federal court order requiring California to release inmates from its overcrowded prisons.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–11/29/2010

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