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  • Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'

    Activist battles L.A. County jailers' 'culture of violence'
    Outside the bunker-like county jail complex, bail bondsmen hover by the visitors' entrance, thrusting fliers at potential customers as they file in to see husbands, sons and friends. Along the sidewalk, taxi drivers hustle for fares among newly released inmates who pace about, dialing cellphones, reconnecting and searching for rides.
  • Judge orders limits on use of pepper spray on mentally ill inmates

    SACRAMENTO — A federal judge Thursday called California's use of large amounts of pepper spray on mentally ill prisoners a "horrific violation" of their constitutional rights and ordered restrictions on the use of the chemical agent. U.S. District...

    California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement

    California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement
    FRENCH CAMP, Calif. —California's $840-million medical prison — the largest in the nation — was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates. When fully operational, it was supposed to help the state's prison system emerge from a...

    Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working

    Gov. Jerry Brown says 'stimulating' realignment program is working
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown, citing his meetings with law enforcement officials across the state, said Tuesday that "realignment is working." Brown, speaking to reporters after he addressed the annual Crime Victims' Rights rally at the Capitol,...

    Selena Gomez's transient trespasser returns, is arrested again

    Selena Gomez's transient trespasser returns, is arrested again
    A homeless man jailed last week for trespassing on Selena Gomez's property late in March was arrested again Friday on suspicion of doing essentially the same thing just hours after he was released from jail.  Che Thomas Cruz, 20, was charged Monday with...