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LAPD Resources Drained by Prisoner Realignment

August 22, 2013
When Los Angeles residents need a police officer, they expect and deserve an immediate response. But it is getting harder to deliver on that expectation because LAPD officers are being pulled away from what they were hired to do in order to keep tabs on thousands of felons living in the city after their early release from prison.

SCOTUS Orders Release of 9,600 Calif. Inmates

August 5, 2013
In a major setback for Gov. Jerry Brown, the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday declined to block a court order that he release 9,600 inmates from state prisons, moving California a step closer to relocating or freeing those prisoners by the end of the year.

Threats Rise To LAPD Officers

June 27, 2013
Los Angeles' crime rates may be going down but as the events of Tuesday revealed all too painfully, violent crimes against police officers are going up.

Judges Order Calif. to Cut Inmate Population by 10,000

June 21, 2013
A three-judge panel has ordered California to start releasing inmates so the state can cut its prison population by 10,000 by the end of the year because medical care and other conditions are unconstitutional.

The Failure of California's Prison Realignment

April 23, 2013
As we have been lamenting for the past 1½ years, California's controversial experiment in transferring supervision of prisoners from the state to local agencies is a clear and present danger to public safety.

Calif. Correctional Officer, K-9 Killed In Rollover

March 25, 2013
Sgt. Gilbert Cortez and his search dog, Mattie, died Monday in a single-vehicle crash in San Diego County. They were on the way to search inmates for drugs and other contraband at La Cima Fire Camp.

Calif. Parole Officials Dropped Warrant for Top FBI Fugitive

November 29, 2012
Amid the international hunt for Jose Luis Saenz — also known as "Peanut Joe Smiley," among other aliases, authorities say — California parole officials dropped their warrant for his arrest and dismissed the alleged killer and Mexican drug cartel associate from parole.

California Security Housing Unit (SHU) Reintegration and Reform

August 23, 2012
Most prison gang leaders will be released into the terrible jungle where they will try to obtain two things they care about the most: drugs and power. Once the titans come down to dwell with gang mortals, the gangland utopia will usher the next prison gang golden age.

California Legislature's U-Turn On Law and Order

June 13, 2012
The California Constitution was amended in 1982 to bring evidence suppression limits in line with the U.S. Constitution. The present legislature has begun a concerted back door effort to undo the state's requirement to follow the federal exclusionary rule.

Standoff Follows Okla. Parole Officer's Slaying

May 21, 2012
After a brief standoff, Midwest City (Okla.) Police officers arrested a man who fatally shot a probation officer at a residence. Lester Kinchion faces a murder charge for allegedly shooting Jeffrey McCoy, a probation and parole officer.

Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) Gangs

May 15, 2012
Dropouts, jail informants, child molesters, and other "softies" segregated in the Sensitive Needs Yards (SNY) of California prisons are forming gang sets of their own. Unencumbered by the big four prison gangs that control the main yards, they use their criminal skills and the power of intimidation of their new dropout gang.

ACLU Critical of California's Prison 'Realignment'

March 23, 2012
California's initiative to shift state inmates to local jails has drawn fire from the American Civil Liberties Union, who has released a report criticizing "realignment."

Calif. Inmates Ask U.N. To Probe Solitary Confinement

March 21, 2012
Calling solitary confinement "torture," California prisoners and advocates are asking the United Nations to investigate the segregated housing of gang members at prisons throughout the state.

Calif. Proposes Returning High-Risk Prison Gang Members to General Population

March 13, 2012
California corrections officials have floated a plan that would allow gang members living in high-security housing units to return to the general population as a reward for good behavior.

California's Prison Realignment Plan Off To a Terrible Start

January 10, 2012
State leaders might have seen an ideal budget fix in their new law allowing felons with prison terms of six years or less to be housed in local jails and then supervised by local law enforcement agencies, but the past few days have already given us two examples of just how terribly bad this idea will turn out.

California's 'Realignment' Toward Higher Crime

October 21, 2011
To soften the blow to local law enforcement and communities, California politicians are calling one of the largest criminal-justice shifts in state history a "realignment." Sadly, it appears the state's politicians are realigning California toward higher crime, potentially reversing years of declining violent crime.

3 California Counties to Check Immigration Status as Inmates Enter Jail

May 14, 2009
Los Angeles, Ventura and San Diego will become the first counties in California to begin checking the immigration status of all inmates booked into jail as part of a national effort to identify and deport more illegal immigrants with criminal records.

Soros-Backed California Ballot Proposition Would Overhaul Sentencing of Drug Offenders

October 2, 2008
The Nonviolent Offender Rehabilitation Act, funded in part by billionaire George Soros, would be "the most ambitious sentencing and prison reform in U.S. history," according to the Drug Policy Alliance Network, a primary sponsor.
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