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  • Proposals to limit California public pensions won’t make November ballot

    For the third time in five years, an effort to put a government pension measure before voters has stalled for lack of money. Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio announced Monday that they are backing off plans to qualify a proposal for the November ballot. Instead, they said


  • Inmate with ’187′ tattooed on chin walks away from community re-entry facility

    Authorities Wednesday sought the public’s help in locating an inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles community re-entry facility. Louie Iniguez, 24, who was due to be paroled next month, destroyed his GPS device and walked away from the Male Community Re-Entry Program about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Dana Simas of the California Department


  • Due process, fairness, justice, and the Peace Officer Bill of Rights

    There has been a major splash in the media recently about the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBOR) in California and a black eye for the San Francisco Police Department. I have now been retired for over ten years. I started working for the California Department of Corrections at the tag-end of 1980, just when


  • GPS Supervision in California: One Technology, Two Contrasting Goals

    Two NIJ-supported studies with very different results show that GPS technology may be used to help prevent cime in various ways. Using sophisticated technology to control crime generally appeals to both the public and policymakers, because it prompts visions of reduced crime and improved safety… Stephan Gies in

  • Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation : Who Is Scott Kernan?

    The new leader of the stressed-out, scandal-ridden California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is a former prison guard and retired 30-year veteran of the institution, returning from four years of consulting with some of its largest contractors. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Scott Kernan, 55, secretary of the agency, replacing Jeffrey Beard, who announced a


  • California prison chief resigns

    California’s top prison official is stepping down at the end of this year. Jeffrey Beard, 68, will retire after three years as secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. In a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown, Beard set Jan. 1 as the effective date of his departure… CLICK HERE to read the full story



    WEST SACRAMENTO – Today California corrections officials dropped a plan – announced earlier this week – that would have allowed prisoners with violent backgrounds to help fight California wildfires as part of the state’s inmate firefighting unit. Yet according to media reports, CDCR says they’re taking a step back to “reevaluate” the program. “Our question


  • Prop 47: A ‘virtual get-out-of-jail-free card’

    But along with the successes have come other consequences, which police departments and prosecutors refer to as the “unintended effects”: Robberies up 23 percent in San Francisco. Property theft up 11 percent in Los Angeles. Certain categories of crime rising 20 percent in Lake Tahoe, 36 percent in La Mirada, 22 percent in Chico and


  • California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires

    California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation’s largest and oldest inmate firefighting unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press. The state still plans to expand the program to include inmates who have up to seven years left to serve


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