Calif. must say how it will ease prison crowding
The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—A federal three-judge panel has given California corrections officials until January to say how they will reduce the state's inmate population to comply with an order upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Women out, men in at Chowchilla prison
Marc Benjamin, Fresno Bee
Thursday was move-in day for 100 male inmates at Valley State Prison, formerly Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla.
Federal judges set deadline for Calif. prison officials to say how they will hit inmate target
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal three-judge panel has given California corrections officials until January to say how they will reduce the state's inmate population to comply with an order upheld last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Jail funds welcome, more money soughtPartial state funding will add 288 beds
Sunita Vijayan, Bakersfield Californian
While Monterey County just secured funding to expand its existing jail, officials are already looking ahead at the possibility to obtain more in the near future to alleviate significant crowding.
Shackling Pregnant Inmates Banned Under California Law, But Many States Allow The Practice
On Sept. 28, a new bill was passed into law in California, making the state one of the first in the country to completely ban the practice of shackling pregnant inmates during pregnancy, labor, delivery and recovery.
Realignment Changes Corrections Landscape
Terri Harel, IVN, San Diego
San Diego jails have been facing, and will continue to face, adjustments as the recent state-wide “realignment” changes corrections on all levels. The realignment process, implemented exactly a year ago, calls for nonviolent, nonsexual felons to serve their sentences in county jails rather than state prisons. Realignment aims to create a more cost-effective corrections system that will maintain or further reduce California’s historically low crime rate.
Note: The homicide occurred at Correctional Training Facility in Soledad. The story erroneously names Salinas Valley State Prison.
Soledad Prison Inmate Dies; Homicide Investigation Launched
Chaas Toborg, KION
SOLEDAD, Calif. - An inmate's death at the Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad sparked a homicide investigation.
Could a Recount of Prisoners Affect Elections?
Maggie Clark, Stateline.org
California inmates will be counted at their last known address in the next redistricting cycle. (Getty) Nearly 20 percent of all the people in Maryland’s House of Delegates District 2B, which is about an hour and a half from Washington, D.C., are incarcerated in a state prison. In California’s 30th Assembly District in the Central Valley, 8.6 percent of the population is locked up. New York’s Senate District 45, in the northeastern corner of the state, is home to 13 prisons and more than 14,000 prisoners, or nearly 5 percent of the total population of the district.