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Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Reduce State’s Overcrowded Prisons

Gov. 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.

09/12/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Phil Matier: 3-Strikes Law And California’s Costly Prison System

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and are out of prison.

09/10/2013

(CBS)

Sentences Cut Short For 1,000 California 3-Strike Prisoners

Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and have been released from prison.

09/10/2013

(CBS)

State Senate Panel Criticizes Gov. Brown’s Prison Plan, Backs More Rehab

Democrats in the state Senate on Wednesday backed a plan to spend $200 million this year on rehabilitation programs instead of renting thousands of cells in private prisons and county jails to meet a federal court demand that California reduce its inmate population.

09/04/2013

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California Clears Same-Sex Weddings For Prison Inmates

California prison officials have confirmed that inmates can get married to someone of the same sex under certain conditions.

09/03/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Fix To Prison Overcrowding

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send inmates to private prisons and empty county jail cells.

08/27/2013

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Prison Guard Union Approves Pay Raise

Leaders of the union representing most state prison guards have given tentative approval to a two-year contract containing a 4 percent pay raise.

08/26/2013

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

Judge OKs California’s Request To Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Inmates

State and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge’s permission to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide hunger strike entered its seventh week.

08/19/2013

Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Holder Proposes Changes In Criminal Justice System During SF Speech

Attorney General Eric Holder called for scaling back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes and diversion of low-level offenders to drug treatment and community service.

08/12/2013

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

California Seeks To Move Inmates To Private Prisons

California officials say they will seek to move thousands of inmates to private prisons in a last-ditch attempt to avoid releasing violent offenders to ease prison crowding.

08/05/2013

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