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  • UPDATE: Two more prisons on horizon

    Despite several critical comments in a meeting that lasted into the wee hours of Thursday morning, two separate prison proposals that could potentially alleviate the city’s current fiscal crisis passed preliminary steps for approval by the Adelanto City Council. The five-member board approved the first reading of development agreements to construct both a 1,050-bed prison

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  • O.C. is less Republican than it used to be

    Orange County continued its trend toward an electorate that looks more like the rest of the Democratic state when it supported Proposition 47 – which reduces some non-violent felonies to misdemeanors – with 53 percent of the vote. Republicans had a good mid-term election nationwide and in Orange County wrested two state legislative seats from

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  • State of California Awards Prison Health Contract to Health Net Federal Services

    Health Net Federal Services, LLC (Health Net), a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a contract with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to continue providing CDCR a network of community-based specialty health care providers. “We’re pleased for the opportunity to work with CDCR to integrate claims processing

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  • Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47

    A ballot measure passed by voters last week has already freed hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors. Sheriffs across the state immediately began implementing the Proposition 47, which calls for treating shoplifting, forgery, fraud, petty theft and possession of small amounts of drugs, including cocaine, heroin

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  • Victims group sues over slow California executions

    A victims’ rights organization sued California state officials on Thursday as it seeks to speed up executions that have been on hold since 2006. Sacramento-based Criminal Justice Legal Foundation filed a petition in Sacramento County Superior Court asking a judge to order state corrections officials to adopt procedures for a single-drug, barbiturate-only method of execution.

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  • More than 60% of state parole agents’ caseloads exceed policy limits

    More than 60% of California’s parole agents monitoring sex offenders have caseloads that exceed department policy, a report released Wednesday from the Office of the Inspector General found. An agent can have 20 high-risk or 40 non-high-risk cases, or an equal combination of the two, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s policy.

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Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted November 21st
  • NEW 5150 Update – posted November 21st
  • CalPERS Update – posted November 17th
  • Poltical Update – posted November 14th

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