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  • Jerry Brown blasts CalPERS board for authorizing pay enhancement for pension purposes

    A divided CalPERS board this morning approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay categories as counting toward state and local government pensions, including a temporary salary supplement that drew a sharp rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown. The 7-5 vote allows “temporary upgrade pay” for employees who briefly fill a higher-paying position to count toward retirement

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  • Lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

    California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state’s rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women. The bill prohibits sterilization in correctional facilities

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  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

    The nation’s largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison

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  • Early jail releases have surged since California’s prison realignment

    Ysasaga’s attorney, Jerry Lowe, said the parade of convicted offenders being turned away from the jail was common. “It became quite a joke,” he said. Across California, more than 13,500 inmates are being released early each month to relieve crowding in local jails — a 34% increase over the last three years. A Times investigation

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  • Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison

    A legal team representing California prisoners is questioning adequacy of emergency medical care at the state’s newest prison, where admissions recently resumed after being halted to remedy problems. In an Aug. 4 memo to the court-appointed receiver in charge of California’s prison medical system, a lawyer for inmates details the deaths of three inmates at

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  • California Prisons Begin ‘Use-of-Force’ Reforms for Mentally Ill Inmates

    The number of inmates with mild to severe mental illness has grown to 37,000 in California, about a quarter of the prison population. A series of lawsuits brought by inmates against the state over the last two decades has exposed a correctional system poorly equipped to handle their extraordinary needs. Now California is trying to

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Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • NEW 5150 Hotline – posted August 22nd
  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted August 22nd
  • Supervisory Weekly Update – posted August 22nd
  • Communications Update – posted August 22nd
  • Legislative Update – posted August 22nd
  • Notice Re: CCI Survey – posted August 14th
  • NEW Agreement – posted August 13th

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