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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


  • Calif. Counties Spending More on Inmate Care Amid Realignment

    Health care costs at California county jails have increased significantly since the state implemented a prison realignment plan that spurred an influx of county-level inmates, according to an analysis of county-level data by the Sacramento Bee (Branan, Sacramento Bee, 9/8). Background on Realignment – In 2006, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson ruled that federal oversight


  • California sued over pepper-spray death of mentally ill prisoner

    The mother and father of a mentally ill California prison inmate, who died after being pepper-sprayed in his cell, sued the state correctional system on Thursday, charging that guards failed to help him and tried to cover up the circumstances of his death. The U.S. District Court lawsuit, filed in Sacramento by the parents of


  • California prisons to dramatically alter treatment for mentally ill inmates

    Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were “horrific,” California corrections officials unveiled sweeping new policies that will house them in specially designed units, provide greater time out of their cells and offer vastly increased treatment for the ill prisoners. The new policies,


  • New cells will lessen solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates

    State prison officials plan to open special solitary confinement units for the mentally ill as part of an effort to comply with court orders to improve their care. The cellblocks — while still isolating prisoners from the rest of the population and largely from one another — will increase the time those inmates are allowed


  • Eight California Prisons Earn ACA Accreditation

    Eight California prisons recently earned accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the official accrediting body of the American Correctional Association, bringing the state’s total to 16 approved facilities. According to a release issued by the CDCR, ACA standards are the national benchmark for the effective operation of correctional facilities. The ACA is responsible


Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • CCPOA endorses Theresa Taylor for the CalPERS Board
  • NEW 5150 Hotline – posted September 12th
  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted September 12th
  • Supervisory Weekly Update – posted September 12th
  • Communications Update – posted September 12th
  • Legislative Update – posted September 12th

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