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Jerry Brown Wants to Release More Inmates Early

On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a ballot initiative for November that would allow prison inmates convicted of nonviolent offenses to accumulate credits that would enable them to be eligible for early release.

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Obama Admin. Approves Plan to Make Prison Phone Calls More Affordable

In a controversial vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to “Ensuring Just, Reasonable, & Fair Rates for Inmate Calling” and would place a cap on the amount of money that communications companies charge convicts to make phone calls in jails and prisons across the country.

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Prop. 47 Blamed for Sudden Rise in Crime Over 2014

A controversial referendum that reduced prison sentences for several categories of minor criminal offense is being blamed for a sharp rise in crime in parts of California, according to Seattle-based Fox News correspondent Dan Springer.

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