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Stories with organization: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • Illicit drugs 'rampant' in California state prisons 
    Updated: Jun-21-15 2:37 pm

    VACAVILLE, California - California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.

  • Court official says contract prisons offer poor health care 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:09 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Contract prisons in California provide such poor health care that a federal official on Monday questioned Gov. Jerry Brown's plans to bring additional inmates back from private prisons in other states.