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Fewer Inmates Being Returned To California Prisons Than Ever Before

August 29, 2016 | Rich Ibarra

Fewer inmates are being returned to prisons than ever before and the return-to-prison rate has dropped for the fifth straight year.

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Food and Sustainability

Inmates Staff Mobile Kitchens To Feed Firefighters On The Fire Line

August 25, 2016 | Julia Mitric

Fire camps are home away from home for firefighters during wildfire season. Prison inmates staff the mobile kitchens at fire camp, serving hot meals to firefighters as they come off the line.

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State's Largest Women's Prisons Face Questions Of Abuse After Wardens Retire

August 10, 2016

The wardens from the state's two largest women's prisons abruptly stepped down last week amid allegations of rampant inmate abuse at the Central California Women's Facility and a spike of suicides at the California Institution for Women in Corona.

Graduation Day For Prison Parolees In Sacramento

June 23, 2016 | Bob Moffitt

More than 30 Sacramento prison parolees are receiving their high school equivalency certificates. The Sacramento County Office of Education says children of incarcerated parents are seven times more likely to be incarcerated themselves.

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