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  • California grapples with where sex offenders can reside

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California cities and counties are grappling with how far they can go to restrict where sex offenders can live amid a shifting legal landscape. The California Supreme Court last month struck down San Diego’s blanket enforcement of a state law banning registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks. The


  • CalPERS contributions to rise more than 9 percent

    CalPERS is about to raise pension contribution rates again, this time by more than 9 percent, a move that will cost state government and local school districts nearly $600 million. The increases are the latest step by CalPERS to gradually shore up its finances. In early 2014, CalPERS said it would embark on a series


  • California Gov. Jerry Brown pardons 83 people for past crimes

    An Oakland, California, man pardoned for crimes he committed nearly three decades ago says he considers the Easter Sunday announcement a new beginning in his life. Eddy Zheng, 45, next has to convince federal immigration authorities not to use crimes he committed at age 16 as grounds for deporting him to his native China. Gov.


  • California amends punishment policy for mentally ill inmates

    California prison officials said Friday they are changing state policy so mentally ill inmates who act out can get counseling instead of being automatically sent to isolation cells or kept in prison longer. It is the latest in a series of policy shifts after a federal judge ruled a year ago that the state’s treatment


  • California’s death row has literally run out of room

    California’s crowded death row has reached capacity as more than 700 prisoners await execution at the state’s only capital punishment facility for men. San Quentin State Prison can accommodate just 715 of the state’s 751 death row inmates. It has not seen an execution since 2006, and a burgeoning death row population is expected to


  • Incarceration differentiation: Chances of being jailed vary across California

    The number of inmates in California’s county jails has fallen significantly since peaking in 2007, but new statistics show a wide disparity still exists among locales, with liberal enclaves such as Marin and San Francisco remain far less likely to lock up criminals than conservative places such as Kings, Lassen and Tuolumne counties. San Joaquin


  • California To Loosen Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

    California will alter its 8-year-old ban preventing all registered sex offenders from living near schools or parks, state officials announced Thursday, instead imposing the restriction only on pedophiles and others whose sex crimes involved children. The state corrections department said it is changing its policy in response to a state Supreme Court ruling that found


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