Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Reduce State’s Overcrowded PrisonsGov. Brown is expected to sign a bill passed by the state Legislature to help California comply with a federal court order to reduce its prison population, but some legislators oppose it saying it expands private prisons and involuntarily sends some inmates out of state.
Gov. Brown Fights Federal Order On California Prison Population CapGov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that already once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Life-Sentence Juveniles 2nd ChanceGov. Jerry Brown on Sunday announced signing a bill that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.
State Prison Realignment Shifts 11 Thousand Inmates11,000 low-level offenders have been shifted from prison to county jails under the state prison realignment program and the governor is looking to cut another $1.1 billion from the prison budget.
San Quentin State Prison Gets New WardenKevin Chappelle will take over the position on Tuesday.
Report: High-Risk California Prison Parolees Left UnsupervisedCalifornia 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.
San Mateo County Sheriff Critical Of Supreme Court Ruling On Prison OvercrowdingThe Supreme Court on Monday narrowly endorsed reducing California’s cramped prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to fix sometimes deadly problems in medical care, ruling that federal judges retain enormous power to oversee troubled state prisons.