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Supreme Court sticks Brown with county jails

States’ rights won’t save Gov. Jerry Brown from getting involved in California’s county jails. Despite a forceful argument that federalism relieved the state of the added responsibilities, the U.S. Supreme Court persisted in making life more difficult for Brown. The justices refused to

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Video: Jerry’s Kids You Want to Avoid and the Prison System That Created Them

June 14, 2013 Alexis Garcia interviews John Phillips on Gov. Jerry Brown’s prisoner release program. NOTE: The opinions of guests on CalWatchDog.com do not necessarily reflect the opinions of CalWatchDog.com or its editors and reporters.

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CA inmate reduction plan shuns out-of-state prisons, other options

May 9, 2013 By Katy Grimes You’ve heard of the Millionaire Next Door? Now meet the Criminal Next Door. In what appears to be a nod to the powerful prison guards union, California is shunning sending prison inmates to lower

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CA gun control laws would not make us safer

April 18, 2013 By Katy Grimes While the state of California has been letting thousands of criminals out of prison since 2009 under Gov. Jerry Brown’s realignment law, California lawmakers are simultaneously proposing dozens of new gun control laws. Looked

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Prison realignment sparks crime spree

Jan. 3, 2013 By Troy Anderson In the early morning hours of Dec. 2, 2012, four people were found brutally shot and killed just outside an unlicensed boarding home in Northridge. Not long afterward, four suspects allegedly involved in the

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