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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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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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,

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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 19th
  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted September 19th
  • Supervisory Weekly Update – posted September 19th
  • Communications Update – posted September 19th
  • Political Update – posted September 19th

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