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  • Probation check yields multiple arrests

    Some of those arrested were found to be in violation of their PRCS release conditions. The Big Bear Sheriff’s Station routinely works in conjunction with county probation and state parole offices to monitor the whereabouts and activities of parolees and probationers who have been granted PRCS status under AB109 to ensure that they remain in

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  • At Least 10 Killed When Prison Bus Strikes Train in Texas

    At least 10 people were killed Wednesday when a bus carrying state prisoners skidded off an icy highway overpass in West Texas, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing train, a county sheriff said. The overpass on Interstate 20 was slick with ice Wednesday morning when the Texas Department of Criminal Justice bus

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  • Watchdog: California requiring lie detector tests for sex offenders

    Paroled sex offenders in California must take periodic lie detector tests and participate in more treatment programs in response to calls for stricter oversight in recent years. On Thursday, state officials said they are backing the new effort with millions in additional funding. The state spent about $8.5 million on contractors who provide polygraph exams,

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  • Prison nurses: ‘1-size’ approach to staffing won’t work

    Salinas Valley State Prison nurses expressed doubt Thursday that a proposed one-size-fits-all approach to medical staffing will work at the high-security facility. A spokesperson for the federal receivership, which oversees healthcare at California prisons, countered Thursday, arguing the new staffing model will ultimately move nurses where they’re most necessary within the prison… Allison Gatlin in

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  • CDCR To Launch Statewide Prison EHR System Test Sites This Year

    In April 2012, CDCR issued a request for proposal for an electronic system to keep track of the medical records of about 120,000 inmates across the state. The project has a budget of about $59 million and began about 18 months ago. CDCR spokesperson Liz Gransee said the project is not yet complete, but that

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  • Hundreds of prisoners freed under Prop 47

    n the two months since Proposition 47 was passed by California voters, hundreds of men and women who had been serving time in prisons across the state have been freed. As of Dec. 31, 966 people have been released from custody because the new law reduced their felony convictions for crimes such as basic drug

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  • State prison populations down to lowest point in a decade

    The number of Americans under supervision of state adult correctional systems has fallen to the lowest level in a decade, the federal government said Tuesday, while the number of people serving time in federal prison fell for the first time in more than three decades. Data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed 6,899,000 adults

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Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted January 16th
  • Supervisory Weekly Update – posted January 16th
  • NEW 5150 Hotline – posted January 16th
  • Communications Update – posted January 16th

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