California Report

By Nick Warner, Managing Partner, Warner & Pank LLC, and Danielle Higgs, Legislative Representative/Business Consultant, Warner & Pank LLC
On June 27th the California Legislature passed the remaining budget trailer bills including all those related to corrections and public safety, and the Governor signed all of the bills to complete the 2012-13 budget package.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Report

On April 24, 2012, CDCR released their report, titled: The Future of California Corrections: A Blueprint to Save Billions of Dollars, End Federal Court Oversight, and Improve the Prison System.

California Gov. Brown Seeks to Cut Billions in Prison Construction

California may slash $4.1 billion in construction plans, bring back inmates housed in other states and close one of its costliest facilities.

Mega Project Takes Shape

By Lisa Kopochinski
With the slated completion date still about 18 months away, construction is buzzing on the site of the $900 million California Health Care Facility near Stockton, Calif.

Calif. Delays Awarding Death Row Contract

By Helen Christophi
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced late Wednesday that it has again delayed awarding a contract for the first phase of a new $356 million death row complex at San Quentin State Prison.

Stockton Welcomes New Correctional Facility

Correctional News Podcast
Having won concessions in a legal battle, the Stockton Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind a new correctional medical facility.

Legal Challenges to Drive Calif. Prison Construction

By Helen Christophi
There is no end in sight to California’s prison woes. Last month the state’s newly elected Gov. Jerry Brown proposed moving low-level offenders from state prisons to county jails to ease the state’s $28 billion deficit.

CDCR Launches Parolee Resource Directory to Avert Recidivism

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation launched an online Community Resource Directory for parolees, their families and other community members in an effort to help offenders successfully reintegrate into their neighborhoods and reduce recidivism.

AB 900 Moves Forward

The month of June provided a shot in the arm for the overcrowded prison system as the California made concrete progress in its efforts to expand prison and jail beds.