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Gov. Brown Seeks To Delay Freeing 10,000 Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration on Friday asked a panel of federal judges to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year’s end, granting him time to appeal the decision to the nation’s high court.

06/28/2013

(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

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

Judges Order Brown To Release Thousands Of California Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by year’s end.

06/20/2013

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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

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New Law

The state is caught between a tight budget and its “three strikes” law, which imposes a life sentence after convictions. Last Fall voters approved a plan to release some of those lifers.

04/29/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Feds Won’t End Calif. Prison Oversight, Brown Faces Contempt Of Court

A federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to lift a court-ordered prison population cap and threatened him and other state officials with contempt of court if they fail to comply.

04/11/2013

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison Realignment

Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.

03/20/2013

(CBS)

Court Says California Prisons May Have To Hire Wiccan Chaplain

California prisons hire full-time chaplains and spiritual leaders to serve Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant and Native American inmates.

02/19/2013

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Gov. Brown Fights Federal Order On California Prison Population Cap

Gov. Jerry Brown is challenging a federal court order that California further reduce its inmate population to improve prison conditions, reigniting a legal battle that already once reached the U.S. Supreme Court.

01/08/2013

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