Prisons

(CBS)

Oakland Protesters Block State Building In Solidarity With Prison Hunger Strike

A group of activists blocked the front entrance to the state building in downtown Oakland Monday morning in support of California prisoners who are participating in a hunger strike over the issue of solitary confinement.

08/05/2013

(CBS)

California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant Inmates

The health care department for California’s prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.

07/10/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Federal Judges Reject Gov. Brown’s Plea To Delay Prisoners’ Release

A panel of federal judges has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s request to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year-end.

07/03/2013

Avenal State Prison

California To Comply With Court Order To Move Thousands Out of Central Valley Prisons

California corrections officials say they’ll comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.

07/02/2013

(CBS)

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

Prison bars, generic, crime

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

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