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State, prison guard union on collision course again

The state is heading for a showdown with the prison guards union over allegations of extreme guard misconduct at the remote High Desert State Prison in Susanville, 150 miles northeast of Sacramento. A harrowing state inspector general’s report depicts an

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Gorell: CA prisoners live better than deployed military

On the Assembly floor today during debate of a prison bill, Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, R-Camarillo, put the contentious and often ridiculous situation into perspective. “Until our prison conditions rival those of our forward deployed military, I will not be sympathetic

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California’s prison guards lock up reforms 17

May 21, 2013 By Sagar Jethani After being threatened with contempt by a panel of federal judges for failing to sufficiently reduce the number of prisoners in California’s jails, Gov. Jerry Brown reluctantly unveiled a plan this month to further reduce the Golden

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Bloomberg News breaks new ground on state’s dysfunction 4

Dec. 12, 2012 By Chris Reed There are so many killer facts in the Bloomberg News story from Tuesday on how California went to hell that I barely know where to start. So many have never been exposed by the

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Your Tax Money Stays in Vegas

The state is broke and cutting budgets sharply. Yet the prison guards are heading for a high time in Vegas — at the taxpayers’ expense. Reports the State Worker: The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has set aside about $350,000 to pay

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Senate Passes Corrections Contracts 0

Katy Grimes: Described as “Short Time Gain – Long Time Pain” by Republican Sen. Bob Dutton, the six union deals between the Governor and correctional officers failed to garner the necessary Senate votes for ratification today in the Senate –

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