cdcr http://kvpr.org en Audit Finds That California Prisoners Were Illegally Sterilized http://kvpr.org/post/audit-finds-california-prisoners-were-illegally-sterilized <p>A California State Audit has found that dozens of women in state prisons were sterilized illegally. Health Care Reporter Pauline Bartolone says prison medical officials are faulted for not following consent laws. &nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 21.0px; font: 14.0px Arial; min-height: 16.0px">Lawmakers called for the audit after coverage from the Center for Investigative Reporting last year. The Center found more than 100 incarcerated women had tubal ligations without proper approvals since 2006.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:13:21 +0000 Pauline Bartolone - Capital Public Radio 34552 at http://kvpr.org Audit Finds That California Prisoners Were Illegally Sterilized Advocates for Hunger Striking Prisoners Petition Governor Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/advocates-hunger-striking-prisoners-petition-governor-jerry-brown <p class="p1">Supporters of California prisoners on a weeks-long hunger strike against the prison system’s gang isolation program are urging Governor Jerry Brown to end practices they say are inhumane. Max Pringle reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">Dozens of family members and supporters of the hunger strikers delivered more than 60,000 signatures to the Capitol. They’re calling for a halt to harsh conditions in the Security Housing Units, or SHU’s. Ronald Ahnen is a Politics Professor at St. Mary’s and member of California Prison Focus.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:29:59 +0000 Max Pringle 19280 at http://kvpr.org Advocates for Hunger Striking Prisoners Petition Governor Jerry Brown New Study Gives Snapshot of Realignment Results http://kvpr.org/post/new-study-gives-snapshot-realignment-results <p>The California Corrections and Rehabilitation Department offered a glimpse today of how realignment is working. The program diverts low-level offenders to county jails in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding.</p><p>A study done by the department compares inmates released pre- and post- realignment. It found post-realignment offenders were re-arrested at a lower rate than pre-realignment offenders. Both groups were convicted of new crimes at nearly the same rate. The department’s Jeffrey Callison stresses this is just a snapshot. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 17 May 2013 00:34:20 +0000 Katie Orr 15277 at http://kvpr.org New Study Gives Snapshot of Realignment Results