Tag Archives: California Prison System

Family members of prisoners, demonstrators and lawyers celebrated this week's landmark settlement reducing long-term solitary confinement in California prisons. A press conference was held outside the state building in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Landmark Victory Curbs Long-term Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

  A landmark victory this week to reduce long-term solitary confinement in California will immediately release up to 2,000 prisoners who have been held in isolation for 10 years or more for alleged gang affiliation.

Judge Goodman Denies Prison Release for Richard Johnson Says he doesn't believe in the 2012 Three Strikes Reform Act, Cites Johnson's Affiliation with BGF

Special to the Post   Richard Johnson, who is currently serving a 25-years-to-life sentence for a third, non-violent felony conviction, is qualified for resentencing and release under the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2012.
Photo taken by teenjury.com

OP-ED: The Solution to Prison Overcrowding Requires Innovation

By Keith Carson California State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has developed a rational proposal that will end the stalemate between the federal government and the State of California over meeting the federal mandate [...]