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  • Gov. signs bill to end forced prison sterilization

    Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown will prohibit California prisons from forcing women to be sterilized for birth control. The Democratic governor announced Thursday that he signed SB1135 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, a Santa Barbara Democrat. It takes effect Jan. 1… The Associated Press in the Merced Sun Star

  • Press Release: CCPOA Elects Chuck Alexander Its New State President

    WEST SACRAMENTO – At its Annual Convention this week, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) elected Chuck Alexander as its new State President, replacing Mike Jimenez, who is retiring at the end of this year. “I’m honored to have the confidence of the membership, and look forward to representing the hardworking men and women

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  • Correction: California Prisons-Drug Screening

    Starting next month, California will begin implementing one of the nation’s toughest protocols for access to state prisons in an attempt to reduce the flow of illegal drugs to inmates. Most of the procedures outlined Wednesday by state corrections officials — including airport-style hand swabs and drug-sniffing dogs — will apply to visitors and staff.

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  • Report Finds Slight Growth in Population of Inmates

    Breaking three consecutive years of decline, the number of people in state and federal prisons climbed slightly in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday, a sign that deeper changes in sentencing practices will be necessary if the country’s enormous prison population is to be significantly reduced. The report by the Justice Department put the

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  • Governor Brown and Attorney General Harris Honor 14 with Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Awards

    Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. was joined by Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today to present the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to 14 law enforcement officials who went above and beyond the call of duty. This year’s recipients of California’s highest public safety award included 4 individuals from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s

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  • Santa Clara County CO targeted in attack

    The Santa Clara County Correctional Peace Officers’ Association president is speaking out after he said a corrections officer was targeted in an attack that sent the deputy to the hospital. Lance Scimeca, who presides over the 682 correctional officers who work at the Santa Clara County jail, said the deputy on Friday was knocked unconscious

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Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • CCPOA endorses Theresa Taylor for the CalPERS Board
  • NEW 5150 Hotline – posted September 26th
  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted September 26th
  • Supervisory Weekly Update – posted September 26th
  • Communications Update – posted September 19th
  • Political Update – posted September 19th

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