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.
Judge Extends California Prison Crowding Deadline 1 Month The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gov. Brown's Appeal Of Inmate ReductionThe U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an appeal by Gov. Jerry Brown of a court order that requires the state to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by about 8,000 inmates by Jan. 27.
Federal Panel Extends Deadline For California To Reduce Prison PopulationFederal judges have agreed to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California’s prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis.
Gov. Brown Expected To Sign Bill To Reduce State’s Overcrowded PrisonsGov. 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.
State Senate Panel Criticizes Gov. Brown's Prison Plan, Backs More RehabDemocrats 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.
Gov. Brown Dismisses Bid To Delay Fed Order To Reduce Prison PopulationCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is dismissing a proposal by Democratic allies in the state Senate, who want to seek a settlement of a federal lawsuit that could force the state to free thousands of prison inmates later this year.
Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Fix To Prison OvercrowdingGov. 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.
U.S. Supreme Court Won't Delay Early Release Of 10,000 California InmatesThe Supreme Court has refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons.
Gov. Brown Seeks To Delay Freeing 10,000 InmatesGov. 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.
California ‘Three-Strike’ Inmates Get 2nd Chance With New LawThe 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.
1 Year After California Prison Realignment, ACLU Says More Reform NeededWith 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.
Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job ApplicationsContra 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.
California Prisons Remove Symbol Of OvercrowdingCalifornia prisons marked a milestone Friday, when officials said they had removed the last of nearly 20,000 beds that had been jammed into gymnasiums and other common areas to house inmates who overflowed traditional prison cells.
California To Reveal Plan To Cut Inmate PopulationGovernor Jerry Brown's administration is scheduled to release its plan for complying with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the state to greatly reduce its inmate population.