At the request of the State of California and the plaintiffs, U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey S. White has dismissed a 7-year-old lawsuit regarding the level of dental care in California prisons.
Governor Jerry Brown's plan to overhaul the state's criminal justice system, known as realignment, is redirecting thousands of low-level offenders from state prisons to county jails. Can this prison reform effort succeed where others have failed?
By Callie Shanafelt, California Health Report-- Driving into the wooded campus of Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp feels like arriving at a summer camp – until you see the road signs warning that you are entering a correctional facility.
By Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee-- Stanford legal minds conceived the measure. A prosecutor from Los Angeles vetted it. The godfather of its original design is fighting it.
By With a couple strokes of his pen, Gov. Jerry Brown can significantly alter the way California's prison system works.
Ventura County Star-- The California Legislature has taken a positive step to offer a second chance to some prison inmates who were juveniles when they were sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.