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    Nearly a quarter of inmates tested in a screening last year in California had used one or more illegal substances, leading state prison officials to propose increasing penalties for drug and alcohol use.

  • In this photo taken Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, prisoners from Sacramento County await processing after arriving at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif.  California counties are thwarting the state's efforts to comply with a federal court order to reduce it's inmate population  by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated including a record number of second-strikers. The state is trying to comply with a landmark restructuring of  its criminal justice system through a nearly 3-year-old law pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown that keeps lower-level felons in county jails while reserving scarce state prison cells for serious, violent and sexual offenders.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

    AP Exclusive: Counties undermine prison efforts

    California counties are confounding the state's court-ordered efforts to sharply reduce its inmate population by sending state prisons far more convicts than anticipated, including a record number of people with second felony convictions.

  • County-by-county breakdown on second-strikers

    Counties sent 6,044 second-strike offenders and parole violators with new sentences to state prisons during the fiscal year that ended June 30. That represents a 20 percent increase from the 5,038 similar offenders sent to prisons the previous fiscal year, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The department's county-by-county breakdown includes the number of second-strike offenders and parolees each year, the percent change and the number change.

  • Condemned inmate dies in Calif jail awaiting trial

    An inmate already sentenced to death for four murders has died while awaiting trial in a fifth slaying.

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    Lawsuit cites beard as religious right of Sikh inmate

    The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the state of California, Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for allegedly violating the right of an inmate to practice his religion.

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