Articles Tagged With ‘Prisons’




Let’s get prison healthcare out of the Intensive Care Unit

OPINION By John Laird - California’s prisons face many, many challenges. Overcrowding. Violence. Gutted rehabilitation programs. An aging, and unhealthy, inmate population. And let’s be frank, spending more money—or worse yet wasting it—on our prisons and inmate healthcare during the current... (Continue reading)

California freeing violent inmates

In an attempt to save money, the state of California is releasing prisoners early, including some who were convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, and attacks on children and the elderly. [Associated Press] The state’s early release... (Continue reading)

State’s prison population down for third straight year

California’s inmate population dropped in 2009 for the third straight year, according to a new study by the Pew Center on the States. [Los Angeles Times] There was an overall drop of 4,257 inmates last year–relatively small according to experts.... (Continue reading)

Schwarzenegger: Build prisons in Mexico

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is floating a new idea to deal with overcrowded California prisons. The governor wants to build private facilities in Mexico to hold the estimated 20,000 undocumented immigrants currently in state prisons. [Ventura County Star] Under Schwarzenegger’s plan,... (Continue reading)