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State Government

Crime Victims Rally As Brown Pushes Ballot Initiative

April 12, 2016 | Ben Bradford

Victims of crime have held rallies and events around the California state Capitol over the last week. That's at a time when California is shifting away from years of “tough-on-crime” laws, and Governor Jerry Brown pushes a measure to shift further.

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State Government

Counties Receive $500M For New Jails

November 12, 2015 | Ben Bradford

The state of California has approved new funding for jail construction.

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State Government

Prison Realignment Led To Reduction In Prisoners, Not Cost

September 28, 2015 | Ben Bradford

A new study finds California’s prison realignment did not reduce prison costs or the number of repeat offenders, but it did help the state meet a court-mandated prison population.

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Rocky Fire Update And Realignment's Effect On Firefighting

August 5, 2015

The Rocky Fire outside Clearlake has grown to more than 67,000 acres but a change in weather has helped firefighters increase their containment of the blaze to 20 percent. NPR reporter Kirk Siegler is on the scene and joins us with an update.

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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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State Government

Judge: "Realigned" California Felons Should Be Eligible To Vote

May 7, 2014 | Ben Adler

An Alameda County judge has ruled that tens of thousands of California felons should be eligible to vote, overturning a decision made by Secretary of State Debra Bowen from 2011.

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