california prison overcrowding

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Passed by voters in November 2014, Prop 47 reduced certain drug possession charges from felonies to misdemeanors and required
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If the population remains at the level reported on Thursday, the state will have met its goal a year ahead of the extension
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A report released Thursday by the Greenlining Institute, a nonprofit that advocates for racial and economic equality, found
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"At least in three states we now know that the prison population can be reduced by about 25% with little or no adverse effect
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After the order was issued, the state complied, but also submitted a series of appeals aimed at overturning the requirement
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San Diego’s Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility is building sites for its new Farm and Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) program
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The state's recidivism rate -- the percentage of individuals released from prison who are incarcerated again within three years -- was 61 percent last year.
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Making up about a third of the force, these inmate fire crews will be essential to protecting a drought-stricken California
San Francisco
When Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his proposed 2014-2015 budget it included over $500 million in additional spending for private prison contracts, anticipating an additional 10,000 inmates over the next few years.
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Any successful system of rehabilitation requires multiple components, ranging from mental health and drug treatment to education and skills training. One aspect that may not be initially obvious, however, is the power of art and theater.
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Along with two other private-prison deals inked by Brown in September with a different company, the GEO Group, the move punctuates
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California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) vetoed a bill on Saturday to reduce the penalty for offenders caught for simple drug possession.
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Brown rejected the national 'smart on crime' trend and pragmatic public policy by vetoing SB649, which aimed to give judges and district attorneys the discretion to charge possession of small amounts of illicit drugs as a felony or a misdemeanor.
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Brown's rejection of Leno's bill comes a couple of months after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced a plan to scale
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The order to reduce crowding is just one of several problems facing the state prison system. A hunger strike over solitary