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State Government

State Agrees To Solitary Confinement Reforms

September 1, 2015 | Katie Orr

California has agreed to overhaul how it uses solitary confinement in state prisons.

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Stockton Inmates Trained To Train Service Dogs

August 26, 2015 | Rich Ibarra

Some California prison inmates are getting special training behind bars. Rich Ibarra reports they're learning to train service dogs.

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One Inmate Dead And Five Injured After Prison Riot

August 12, 2015

UPDATE: 11:15 p.m. - Dead inmate identified. Corrections officials say one inmate is dead and five others have been taken to an outside hospital to be treated for stab wounds after a riot Wednesday afternoon at California State Prison, Sacramento.

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State Government

Pilot Program Funds Arts Classes In California Prisons

July 8, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Eighteen California state prisons will have arts programs for a second year. One of those prisons is the California State Prison, Sacramento, also known as “new Folsom.”

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State Government

State Drops Appeal In Coleman Prison Case

May 20, 2015 | Katie Orr

The State of California has dropped an appeal in an ongoing court case regarding the state’s treatment of mentally ill prison inmates.

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State Government

Brown Says Criminal Justice System Must Be Improved

January 23, 2015 | Katie Orr

Governor Jerry Brown had a lot to say about the California criminal justice system today. But he stopped short of proposing reforms.

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