Prison Reform

Record-Setting $8.3M Wrongful Death Settlement In Case Of Santa Rita Jail Beating Includes Sweeping ReformsProsecutors and defense attorneys have just settled the largest wrongful death civil rights settlement in California history and it will change the way inmates with addictions are treated in prisons across the country.
Legislature Sends Gov. Brown Bill On California Prison DealThe Legislature has approved a compromise plan to deal with California’s prison crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend the deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
California Opens $24 Million Prison Mental Health CenterCalifornia prison officials are opening a $24 million treatment center for mentally ill inmates as they urge a federal judge to end his oversight of the state's correctional system.