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  • California prisons dip below court-ordered population cap

    California’s beleaguered prison system on Thursday dipped below a court-imposed population cap for the first time, a benchmark the state will have to maintain to satisfy judges overseeing the agency. A 2013 ruling by a panel of three judges gave California until February 2016 to reduce prison crowding to 137.5% of what state lockups are


  • California must move 2100 inmates at risk of valley fever

    California officials will have to move more than 2,000 inmates from two Central Valley prisons because they could be susceptible to contracting a potentially deadly illness. Test results released Thursday showed that another 3,000 inmates have already been exposed to the soil-borne fungus that causes valley fever and could be moved to the prisons near


  • For-profit prison group drops plans for third jail in Adelanto

    ADELANTO – Geo Group Inc., a global for-profit prison operator, has decided to vacate plans to construct a 1,050-bed facility in the city, officials said Wednesday. The Adelanto City Council was expected to vote to accept Geo Group’s request to drop its plans at a City Council meeting on Wednesday. While several Geo employees turned


  • Probation check yields multiple arrests

    Some of those arrested were found to be in violation of their PRCS release conditions. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station routinely works in conjunction with county probation and state parole offices to monitor the whereabouts and activities of parolees and probationers who have been granted PRCS status under AB109 to ensure that they remain in


  • At Least 10 Killed When Prison Bus Strikes Train in Texas

    At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus


  • Watchdog: California requiring lie detector tests for sex offenders

    Paroled sex offenders in California must take periodic lie detector tests and participate in more treatment programs in response to calls for stricter oversight in recent years. On Thursday, state officials said they are backing the new effort with millions in additional funding. The state spent about $8.5 million on contractors who provide polygraph exams,


  • Prison nurses: ‘1-size’ approach to staffing won’t work

    Salinas Valley State Prison nurses expressed doubt Thursday that a proposed one-size-fits-all approach to medical staffing will work at the high-security facility. A spokesperson for the federal receivership, which oversees healthcare at California prisons, countered Thursday, arguing the new staffing model will ultimately move nurses where they’re most necessary within the prison… Allison Gatlin in


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