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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.

12/11/2013

(CBS)

Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison Realignment

Auto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.

12/10/2013

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignment

he number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department.

03/06/2013

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1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform Needed

With Monday marking one year since the state’s prison realignment legislation went into effect, the American Civil Liberties Union of California Thursday released an assessment of the realignment process thus far and how voters perceive the state’s criminal justice system.

09/28/2012

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$160M Approved For New San Mateo County Jail

Many residents oppose the plan, calling for county officials to spend on other programs.

09/26/2012

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Contra Costa County Receives Federal Grant To Keep Inmates From Returning

Contra Costa County has received a $750,000 federal grant to help paroled low-level offenders successfully re-enter the community and avoid returning to jail or prison.

08/30/2012

Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job Applications

Contra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.

04/17/2012

(CBS)

ACLU Report Critical Of California’s Prison Realignment Program

California has transferred about 15 percent of its prison population to the counties since last October in a move to reduce overcrowding. However, the ACLU is out with a new report that criticizes how counties are dealing with all the new prisoners.

03/21/2012

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San Francisco Prosecutors Getting Real World Advice On Sentencing

A former gang member who turned his life around to become a social worker will help San Francisco prosecutors decide how best to pursue criminal charges against some offenders.

02/16/2012

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KCBS Sports Fans: New MLB Agreement Protects Rights Of Gay Players

Largely below the radar screen in the new MLB collective bargaining agreement, two little words have been inserted that speak volumes about how far the world of sports has come on the issue of sexual orientation

11/23/2011

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