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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

We were shocked to learn this week that two parolees accused of raping and killing at least 4 women, were actually wearing GPS trackers when the crimes occurred. The system clearly did not work, but […]


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Problems persist in CA prison mental health ward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in […]


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Calif. death row inmate who killed 2 deputies dies

  SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — An inmate on California’s death row for the 1997 killing of two Riverside County sheriff’s deputies has died at San Quentin State Prison. The California Department of Corrections and […]


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Texas prisons install cellphone-blocking equipment

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The nation’s largest state prison system is turning to electronic weaponry to combat the persistent headache of illegal cellphones smuggled to inmates.


Calif. changes policies on prison isolation units

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials have announced new policies aimed at dealing with prison gangs and reducing the number of inmates held in isolation cells. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]



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