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Parolee leads officers on chase up to 100 mph

Published on December 1, 2013, in Parolee News.

The California Highway Patrol is searching for a parolee who led officers on a pursuit on Highway 1 that reached speeds up to 100 mph. The pursuit started about 4:20 p.m. Saturday on southbound Highway 1 near Mar Monte, officer Chris Micheels said. The identity of the man in his 30s has not been released.

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Calif jail violence rises on reforms

Published on November 29, 2013, in Realignment.

County jails that account for the vast majority of local inmates in California have seen a marked increase in violence since they began housing thousands of offenders who previously would have gone to state prisons. Many of the 10 counties that account for 70 percent of California’s total jail population have experienced a surge in

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PART II – OPPOSING VIEW: “Don’t Demonize Public Pensions”

Published on November 29, 2013, in Pension Reform.

Credit where credit is due: Conservative activists, business groups and politicians such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have successfully sold the idea that public pensions are unsustainable. In their mythology, greedy government workers are bankrupting states and pension-slashing politicians are saving the day. But there’s a big problem with this: It is inaccurate. David

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PART I – OUR VIEW: “Rein in Recless Public Pensions”

Published on November 29, 2013, in Pension Reform.

This month’s races for governor sent a widely noted message that Republicans will do much better if they nominate center-right candidates like New Jersey’s Chris Christie than far-right candidates like Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli. Less remarked was the message that the New Jersey race sent to Democrats. It is not often that a state votes for

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2nd correctional officer attacked by inmate at Sacramento prison

Published on November 25, 2013, in Corrections.

A second correctional officer in less than a week has been attacked and badly injured by a convicted murderer at California State Prison, Sacramento, according to correctional officials. The latest injury occurred about 5:30 p.m. Saturday when prison staff was trying to conduct a random search of the cell housing convicted murderer Delvin E. Cottingham.

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Shafter community correctional facility to reopen

Published on November 25, 2013, in Corrections.

Assemblymember Rudy Salas announced that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the City of Shafter have reached an agreement to reopen the Shafter Community Correctional Facility, Thursday. “This partnership between the state and local government is a win-win; it creates jobs and keeps prisoners behind bars,” said Assemblymember Salas. “Reopening the Shafter Community

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California corrections to hire 7,000 officers

Published on November 25, 2013, in Corrections.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials announced this week the intent to hire close to 7,000 correctional officers over the next three years because of increased attrition rates. According to the department, the current rate of attrition is approximately 1,800 annually, mostly due to retirement. In order to achieve the three-year goal, around

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Former CCI warden appointed to high-ranking CDCR position

Published on November 20, 2013, in Corrections.

Governor Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that former California Correctional Institution warden Michael Stainer, 50, has been appointed director of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Division of Adult Institutions. He has been acting director there since Aug. 1, and served as deputy director of facility operations from 2012 until last summer. Although he was

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Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris announces new division to stop ex-prisoners from committing new crimes

Published on November 20, 2013, in Corrections.

Flanked by Southern California law enforcement, state Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Wednesday she’s launching a new division that will do research and help find funding for proven anti-crime and rehabilitation programs. The new initiative will be part of the California Department of Justice. Harris said it’s needed because the criminal justice system simply isn’t

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JP Morgan Settles with Ca Pension Funds

Published on November 19, 2013, in Pension Reform.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pay nearly $300 million to California’s public employee and teacher pension funds as part of a settlement related to mortgage-related investments. Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Tuesday that the $299 million in damages will settle claims that the company misrepresented the value of residential mortgage-backed securities sold to the California

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