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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,


  • Eight California Prisons Earn ACA Accreditation

    Eight California prisons recently earned accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections, the official accrediting body of the American Correctional Association, bringing the state’s total to 16 approved facilities. According to a release issued by the CDCR, ACA standards are the national benchmark for the effective operation of correctional facilities. The ACA is responsible


  • More State-Owned Facilities In California Going Solar

    Two solar power installations totaling 3.22 megawatts have recently been completed at a state prison and state hospital in California. The Department of General Services (DGS) managed systems are installed at Pleasant Valley State Prison (1.22MW) and Coalinga State Hospital (2MW)… Energy Matters in the Energy Matters News

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


Member Alert!   This Week on the CCPOA Members Website:

  • CCPOA endorses Theresa Taylor for the CalPERS Board
  • NEW 5150 Hotline – posted August 29th
  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted August 29th
  • Supervisory Weekly Update – posted August 29th
  • Communications Update – posted August 29th
  • Legislative Update – posted August 22nd

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