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Prisoners

(CBS)

Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison Populations

Federal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.

02/10/2014

(CBS)

Secretary Of State Sued Over Decision To Make Prisoners Ineligible To Vote

Secretary of State Debra Bowen is being sued over a decision she made in 2011 that said tens of thousands of criminals who are serving their sentences under community supervision are ineligible to vote.

02/04/2014

James Gandolfini & Julia Louis-Dreyfus (credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

KO Movie Review: ‘Enough Said’ & ‘Prisoners’

Radio Alice’s Hooman & Marcus review ‘Enough Said’ w/ the late James Gandolfini & ‘Prisoners’ w/ Hugh Jackman…

09/19/2013

condoms

California Senate Passes Bill Approving Condoms For Prison Inmates

California lawmakers are approving a plan to hand out condoms in adult prisons, despite the state’s ban on having sex behind bars.

09/09/2013

(CBS)

Calif. Prison Chief Says Judge’s Order Could Lead To Racial Conflicts

The head of California’s prison system said Tuesday a court order to evacuate thousands of inmates from two Central Valley lockups hit hard by an infectious disease could lead to racial conflicts elsewhere.

06/25/2013

(CBS)

Alameda County Probation Chief Concerned Over Massive Early-Inmate Releases

Alameda County’s chief probation officer is expressing uncertainty over the release of state prison inmates ordered by federal courts.

06/21/2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Feinstein Pushes To End Forced-Feedings At Guantanamo Bay

The chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she’s against the force-feeding of hunger strikers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and she’s expressed her concerns to the secretary of defense.

06/21/2013

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SF Judge Considers Moving California Prisoners Over Valley Fever

An attorney representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge on Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.

06/17/2013

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Vulnerable Inmates Ordered Out Of 2 California Prisons Over Disease Outbreak

Valley fever is spreading so quickly through two Central California prisons that a medical expert is recommending the state act quickly to stem the outbreak or shut the institutions down.

04/29/2013

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Inmates Give $36K To Bay Area Crime Victims’ Groups

Inmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.

11/27/2012

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