Calif. Supreme Court Allows Gov. Brown’s Prison Plan On BallotThe California Supreme Court Monday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.
California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To ConvictsCalfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.
Fact Check: Brown, Kashkari Provide Partial Truths In Only Gubernatorial DebateDemocratic Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, covered a lot of ground in Thursday's night gubernatorial debate. An examination of some of the issues they debated and a reality check on some of their claims:
State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California PrisonsA federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.
California Deadline To Cut Prison Population Extended Once Again A panel of federal judges has extended California's deadline to cut its prison population to about 110,000 inmates until April 18, 2014.
Phil Matier: Governor Brown Takes Tough Stance On Anti-Crime Bills The governor is still facing the federal mandate to reduce the population in state prisons, something he continues to fight.
California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray RulesCalifornia prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates' civil rights.

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