Prison Blues: Prison Mess Tarnishes Brown's 'CA Comeback'

SNCJ Spotlight Any day now, perhaps even as you are reading this, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will decide whether to grant California Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) request to block an order by a three-judge U.S. District Court panel to cull over 9,000 prisoners from the state's chronically...

California Governor Brown Scrambles To Meet Federal Court Prison Order

BROWN SCRAMBLES TO MEET CA PRISON ORDER: Faced with yet another stinging rebuke from the federal court system over its overcrowded prisons, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) and Golden State prison officials said they will act to cull 9,600 inmates from the 33-prison system by the end of the year. Most...

California Governor Brown Still Not Facing Reality With Prisons

STATE NET CAPITOL JOURNAL SPOTLIGHT After months of judicial wrangling and failed attempts to avoid it, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) last week finally unveiled a much-anticipated plan to cull almost 10,000 inmates from the state's overcrowded prisons. But, as has often been the case throughout...

SNCJ Spotlight: Brown, Lawmakers Reach Prison Compromise

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) reached a deal with legislative leaders last week to ease overcrowding in the state's prison system by boosting spending on rehabilitative services intended to keep inmates from returning to prison after their release. Brown announced the deal in concert with Assembly...

Texas Immigration Jail Overcrowded; 90% of Detainees Not Criminals

"Recent contract documents reveal the Texas Port Isabel Detention Center is subjecting the average 1115 people it locks up each night to overcrowding, and that 90 per cent of them have no criminal records . On February 11 and 12, 2014 representatives from several private prison firms visited the...

1,000 Migrants Detained at McAllen Station, Agents Warn of Overcrowding

"Border Patrol agents detained roughly 1,000 people Wednesday morning at the McAllen Station, severely overcrowding the modest building on Military Highway. Without anywhere else to keep them, agents temporarily detained many immigrants who entered the United States illegally inside the McAllen...