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  • Inside California’s Jail-Building Boom

    Indio, California – In this desert city halfway between Los Angeles and the Arizona border, a small monument to the state’s prison downsizing experiment is materializing in a shopping center storefront, where former felons will soon have access to health screenings, substance-abuse treatment, job training, therapy, and probation officers who look and sound more like

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  • Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing in Costa Mesa

    Police have released few details about the case but said Tuesday that Breceda and Villasenor Cortes were in a vehicle parked on Peppertree Lane before the attack. Breceda is suspected of stabbing Villasenor Cortes in the neck. Villasenor Cortes ran but collapsed on a lawn, authorities said. At the time, Breceda was free from prison

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  • OPINION – “Alternatives to Prison”

    “There’s been a lot of jail beds built … but it hasn’t kept up with growth, and that’s a fact,” said Supervisor Marion Ashley. Since 1993, Riverside County has been under federal court monitoring due to persistent overcrowding in county jails. Under the first nearly 19 years of this order, the county was forced to

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  • Taft man recaptured after walking away from prison

    A Taft man serving a prison sentence for a drug conviction walked away from a minimum security prison facility in Monterey County last week but was was recaptured about less than two hours later. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported Tevis Stephens, who was serving his sentence in the minimum support facility of

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  • Federal Appeals Court Revives Transgender California Prisoner’s Lawsuit

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a California prison inmate who claims prison officials are subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday did not rule on the merits of Philip Rosati’s case, but it said

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  • CDCR’s Special Agents help lead Mexican Mafia Takedown in Los Angeles

    Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety, in conjunction with federal and local authorities, have arrested 15 defendants named in a federal racketeering indictment that describes the development and implementation of a coalition of three criminal street gangs in the Northeast Los Angeles area. The gangs were brought

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  • Shorter California prison officer academy to start next month

    California’s state prison-officer academy will shorten from 16 weeks to 12 weeks starting late next month, four years after Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration and California’s correctional officer union began talking about abbreviated cadet training. Not that long ago, such a change would have been unthinkable for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, but the agreement

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  • Prison overseer says inmate medical care lacking in private lockups

    Though healthcare within the state’s 34 prisons continues to improve, problems persist in contract prisons where the state pays to house its overflow inmate population. “Little progress has been made in resolving, much less improving,” the care provided to 4,200 inmates in seven contracted lockups, medical receiver Clark Kelso said in a report filed Monday

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  • Mindful of Prop. 47 sentence reductions, Brown aims to scale back private prisons

    Gov. Jerry Brown proposes to cut California’s reliance on out-of-state private prisons by half, but seeks to postpone longterm discussion about the state’s own aging lockups and need to rent space from others until next year. The governor’s latest plans, contained in revised spending proposals released Thursday, call for shrinking the number of inmates housed

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  • CCPOA Weekly Update – posted June 26th
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