- California man walks free after conviction overturned in 1978 murder
A California man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1978 murder walked free on Monday after a judge overturned his conviction based on new DNA analysis and investigative reports that were withheld from his defense. The California Innocence Project, which worked for 15 years to win 69-year-old Michael Hanline’s freedom, said
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:
- CCPOA Weekly Update – posted November 26th
- NEW 5150 Update – posted November 26th
- CalPERS Update – posted November 17th
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