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Two bills transform CA parole system

California officials are preparing to implement the state’s latest steps toward a transformed parole system for incarcerated youths. The changes were spearheaded by state Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, who led two bills through closely fought battles in Sacramento. Senate Bill 261

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CA loosens sex offender restrictions

California’s strict limits on housing for sex offenders have been effectively wiped out, thanks to the consequences of a shift in regulations brought on by the courts. “Three-quarters of California’s paroled sex offenders previously banned from living near parks, schools

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Bill would ban sex offenders from driving for Uber, Lyft

The next time you grab a ride with Uber or Lyft, a California lawmaker wants to make sure a registered sex offender isn’t behind the wheel — something the ride-hailing companies say they already go the extra-mile to prevent. Sen.

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CA Supreme Court curbs Jessica’s Law

In a closely-watched San Diego case, the California Supreme Court dealt a blow to Jessica’s Law. Officially called Proposition 83, it was passed in 2006 by 71 percent of state voters ready for strict limits on where registered sex offenders could live. It was

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CA sex offender laws suddenly shaken up

Life is about to get a little easier for Californians on the state’s sex offender registry. Substantial changes to the law are underway at both the legislative and judicial levels. In Sacramento, lawmakers are seriously considering a plan that would pare

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