Criminal justice

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Study: County approaches differ on prison reforms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A university study released Friday of how counties are spending $4.4 billion to implement Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law found that nearly 20 percent have fundamentally changed how they approach […]


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Calif. counties seek to reduce re-offense rate

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — California’s 58 counties are grappling with the best way to cut the re-offense rate for former state prisoners who are now being released to the counties for local supervision. Under […]


Actor James Gandolfini, April 11, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

HBO: Unimaginable that Gandolfini pilot will air

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An HBO executive says it’s unimaginable that a drama pilot featuring one of James Gandolfini’s final performances will air. Gandolfini shot a pilot for “Criminal Justice,” an adaptation of the […]


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Probation in the dark on some arriving inmates

LOS ANGELES (AP) – County probation officials say they aren’t consistently getting required notice about inmates being released to their supervision, making it harder to monitor felons and potentially endangering the public. The late notice […]


Voters to decide fate of death penalty

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Proposition 34 on today’s ballot would replace the death penalty in California with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. The initiative would apply retroactively to inmates sentenced to death and […]



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