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Training Programs For Calif. State Prison Inmates Expanding

July 17, 2017 | Randol White

Programs to train California state prison inmates with marketable job skills for life on the outside are expanding starting this month.

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State Government

State Analyst: Some Work Still Needed On Prop. 57 To Reduce Prison Population

April 24, 2017 | Daniel Potter

State Analyst Caitlin O'Neil says Proposition 57, which intends to make more non-violent offenders eligible for parole, requires more work and specificity into its implementation.

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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.

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