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    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


  • Northern California state prison one of four providing inmates with condoms

    California state prison inmates are receiving free condoms inside the institution, and the California Medical Facility (CMF) in Vacaville has been one of the first to implement the program. The state’s goal is to improve the health and welfare of all involved in California correctional institutions and to reduce health risks, but correctional officers argue


  • Press Release: California Inmates Snapping Up Free Condoms

    New policy raising safety, legal concerns for officers and inmates. WEST SACRAMENTO – The state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has installed free condom dispensers in four California prisons, prompted by legislation passed last year calling for the state to develop a plan to help “reduce the transmission of HIV/AIDS and other STDs in prison.”



    Tuesday, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced a decision to radically revise policies regarding prison violence. Initially California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) filed a Motion to Intervene in Ashker vs. Brown, the court, however, denied this motion based on the assumption the State would represent California’s correctional peace officers concerns, yet


  • CDCR Investigating Inmate Homicide at High Desert State Prison

    SUSANVILLE—Officials at High Desert State Prison (HDSP) are investigating an incident that occurred on Monday, August 31 in which two inmates attacked and killed another inmate. The incident occurred just after 1:30 p.m. on one of the prison’s maximum-security yards when two inmates attacked the victim with an inmate-manufactured weapon. Officers quickly intervened using chemical


  • Cases of Legionnaires Disease at San Quentin Rises to Six

    Six San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of today, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced. The first confirmed case of the disease at the prison in Marin County was on Wednesday and Sunday prison officials announced the five additional cases. The source of the disease is


  • Inmates Riot At Maximum Security Prison In Soledad

    SOLEDAD, Monterey County (CBS SF) — A riot involving 90 inmates at a maximum-security prison in Soledad Thursday morning sent two inmates to the hospital and injured others, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said. The riot happened shortly before 10 a.m., when several inmates started fighting in a yard at Salinas Valley


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