Prison Reform

Prison Inmates

Legislature Sends Gov. Brown Bill On California Prison Deal

The 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.

09/11/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Opens $24 Million Prison Mental Health Center

California 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.

02/14/2013

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