Ascending From the Ashes: Are We Turning the Corner?

By Stephen A. Carter
Once I was in Heliopolis, the “sun city,” or at least the place where the ancient city once stood. This was in the late 1960s, a few months after the seven-day war between Israel and Egypt.

California’s Quality of Health Care Improving

After suffering for years, the quality of health care in California’s prisons appears to be on the rise.

California Report: Governor's 2012-13 Proposed Budget Update

As implementation continues on criminal justice realignment in California and as population

California Report: Governor Releases 2012-13 Proposed Budget January 26, 2012

On January 5th, Governor Brown released his January proposed 2012-13 budget. A year ago, the state faced a $26.6 billion shortfall and future estimated annual budget gap of $20 billion.

Potential Prison Could Boost Revenue for Adelanto

Building a new prison is on the 2012 to-do list for Adelanto, Calif. The city is working on the drawings for a new prison that would be operated by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Not All in Agreement Over Realignment

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to move nonviolent criminals and parolees from state operated prisons to county facilities may put a strain on local services.

California Report: Jail Construction Funding Update

By: Nick Warner, Managing Partner, Warner & Pank LLC
The State of California, having now enacted historic criminal justice realignment, continues to pursue AB 900 projects for local jail construction as part of the ongoing efforts and commitment to increasing local jail capacity.

State Will Remodel Hospital For Prison Care

County officials have approved a $2 million contract to build a secure unit for prison inmates being treated at San Joaquin General Hospital.

Three Strikes Law Under Fire

Some criminal justice experts are pushing for an overhaul of California’s three-strikes law, saying it has increased incarceration costs.

Calif. Medical Parole Application Denied

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Corcoran State Prison inmate Steve Martinez was denied medical parole by the state’s Board of Parole Hearings based on public safety concerns.