California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Type: Organization
Name: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 4 reports

California prisons to end racial lockdown policy

(Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show.The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online ... [Published Bayou Buzz - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Gov. Brown appoints four CDCR wardens

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. has appointed four longtime California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation employees to serve as wardens.Read more ... [Published California, State of - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Inside the prison actors studio

Norco, CaliforniaBy Recently I was granted access inside a California state prison to photograph the Actors’ Gang Prison Project final presentation. The project is funded by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and aims to rehabilitate ... [Published Reuters - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: Prison, Tim Robbins, Norco
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Vern Curry

The Division of Adult Institutions reported the passing of former Classification Staff Representative on Sept. 14.He started with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on July 16, 1982, as a Correctional Officer at the California ... [Published California, State of - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 17 2014 - Updated Oct 17 2014 - 1 reports

LA Forum Encourages Employers to Hire Former Offenders

Last month, the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA), the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College (LATTC) hosted the Los Angeles Employer Forum at LATTC, encouraging business ... [Published Sierra Madre Weekly - Oct 17 2014]
First reported Oct 15 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 3 reports

Atheist Forced to Attend Religious Drug Treatment Program to Receive $2 Million in Court Settlement

An atheist in California has been awarded almost $2 million after authorities forced him to undergo drug treatment in a religious program.Barry Hazle Jr., 46, argued that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ordered him to attend ... [Published Crosswalk - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 09 2014 - Updated Oct 09 2014 - 3 reports

Prison guard, 4 others arrested in marijuana case

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A state prison guard was among five people arrested following an eight-month investigation into marijuana cultivation activities in Sacramento. The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/1xt2uX4) 32-year-old Eddie Lay, an ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Oct 09 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

From the notebook: Read court's discrimination case ruling against California's prison system

This weekend Sacramento Bee story hit the highlights of an appellate court ruling in Renfro v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation , which upheld a jurys decision that the firing of an African American contract employee was racially ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 03 2014 - Updated Oct 04 2014 - 2 reports

Discrimination award against prison system upheld

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - An appeals court has affirmed a nearly $1 million racial discrimination award to a former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation psychologist. The ruling Thursday by the Third District Court of Appeal in ... [Published The Washington Times stories: News - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 03 2014 - 2 reports

Across California prisons, inmates now tracked online

With a prison population spread across 35 separate facilities, it’s difficult under the best of circumstances to keep track of inmates’ whereabouts, not to mention their appointments, special circumstances and sentence changes. For decades, California ... [Published Corrections Connection - Oct 03 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

Do as I say, not as I do

Re "New president elected for prison officers' union" (The Buzz, Sept. 29): Mike Jimenez, the outgoing California Correctional Peace Officers' Association president, will depart and not too soon. His tenure has been scandalous and marred with questionable ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 3 reports

California bill designed to protect young offenders signed into law

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- California Gov. Edmund G. Brown signed a bill Saturday that would create specialized review boards that may allow for prison-bound youths to serve time in lower security facilities with access to educational opportunitie ... [Published Corrections Connection - Sep 29 2014]

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"The prisons will still be able to maintain security, while prisoners will no longer be targeted for lengthy lockdowns just because of their race or ethnicity" said Rebekah Evenson, an attorney for the prisoners
The case was filed in 2008 by High Desert State Prison inmate Robert Mitchell, who said it was the department's policy that "when there is an incident involving any race, all inmates of that race are locked up" court records show
"They told me, 'Anything can be your higher power. Fake it till you make it,'" he said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle...
In response to the settlement, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation did not comment other than to say, "There was a finding of liability, which meant that CDCR would have been responsible for damages and attorney fees. In lieu of a second trial, CDCR negotiated a settlement in the amount of $1,000,000. Currently, CDCR does not require a 12-step program as a condition of parole."

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CaliforniaVolunteers invests in volunteerism at... [Published California, State of - Oct 24 2014]
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Design-Build Institute of America Honors Two Mc... [Published Newswire Today - Oct 23 2014]
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California prisons to end racial lockdown policy [Published 1440 WNFL - Oct 23 2014]
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California prisons agree to end race-based lock... [Published Los Angeles Times - Oct 23 2014]
Gov. Brown appoints four CDCR wardens [Published California, State of - Oct 22 2014]
Inside the prison actors studio [Published Reuters - Oct 21 2014]
More drugs off streets thanks to Salinas Valley... [Published California, State of - Oct 21 2014]
Vern Curry [Published California, State of - Oct 20 2014]
LA Forum Encourages Employers to Hire Former Of... [Published Sierra Madre Weekly - Oct 17 2014]
An Atheist Got a $2 Million Settlement After Be... [Published VICE - Oct 17 2014]
Reunited, rehabilitated: Casa Aurora alumnae ce... [Published California, State of - Oct 17 2014]
California State Prison-Solano, local college a... [Published California, State of - Oct 16 2014]
Non-profit fair promotes giving through Our Pro... [Published California, State of - Oct 16 2014]
Shasta County Atheist to Get $2 Million for First [Published Media Awareness Project - Oct 16 2014]
Local College Steps Up to Educate CSP-Solano In... [Published Dixon Patch - Oct 16 2014]
Atheist Forced to Attend Religious Drug Treatme... [Published Crosswalk - Oct 16 2014]
High-risk sex offender parolee at large [Published TurnTo23.com - Oct 16 2014]
Atheist Jailed for Refusing 12-Step Program Win... [Published AllGov - Oct 16 2014]
Roseville’s VNET catches prison drug smuggler [Published The Press Tribune - Oct 15 2014]
Atheist Gets Nearly $2 Million in Court Settlem... [Published Christian Post - Oct 15 2014]
Andre Tate Foundation takes steps to help other... [Published California, State of - Oct 15 2014]
Prop. 47: State voters to decide on reduced pri... [Published Catholic San Francisco - Oct 15 2014]
Atheist inmate who sued over religion-oriented ... [Published Sacramento Bee - Oct 15 2014]
CALIFORNIA WANTS TO REDUCE PRISON OVERCROWDING,... [Published Dogma and Geopolitics - Oct 15 2014]
Roseville woman accused of smuggling illegal dr... [Published Sacramento Bee - Oct 15 2014]
Case Study: California Department of Correction... [Published Techwire.net - Oct 14 2014]
52 Members and Associates of San Bernardino Str... [Published Noodls - Oct 14 2014]
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CALIFORNIA WANTS TO REDUCE PRISON OVERCROWDING,... [Published Dogma and Geopolitics - Oct 15 2014]
Originally posted on Prison Reform Movement's Weblog :By Jessica Pishko Nonviolent female prisoners. Image courtesy of Last Gasp ? In 2011, under mounting pressure to decrease the prison population, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation ...
California Agrees To Remove Mentally Ill Inmate... [Published Think Progress - Sep 03 2014]
Penny Schoner, of the Prisoner Hunger Strike Coalition, puts the final touches on a replica of a secure housing unit cell at Pelican Bay State Prison, during a demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., to protest the state’s the use of isolation ...
SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Intercon... [Published PR Newswire: Environment - Aug 28 2014]
BELMONT, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services and its affiliate TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), a global renewable energy company, ...
Global Institute of Forensic Research Contracts... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Aug 05 2014]
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Aug 5, 2014) - The Global Institute of Forensic Research (GIFR) has signed a contract with the California Department of State Hospitals (DSH) to provide DSH's 11,000+ staff members with access to GIFR's Executive Bulletin ...
Judge vacates execution of man convicted of mur... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Jul 17 2014]
California Department of Corrections and RehabilitationOn Wednesday July 16, 2014, a federal judge ruled California's death penalty unconstitutional, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment ...
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