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Jails and Prisons

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  • Cambria County prison chaplain shares faith with inmates

    There are no stained glass windows where Art Bucceri is chaplain.
  • Prison overseer says inmate medical care lacking in private lockups

    Though healthcare within the state's 34 prisons continues to improve, problems persist in contract prisons where the state pays to house its overflow inmate population. "Little progress has been made in resolving, much less improving," the care provided...

    Court official says contract prisons offer poor health care

    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. While care in the 34 state-operated prisons has...

    Shortage of deputies could threaten L.A. County sheriff's reform agenda

    Shortage of deputies could threaten L.A. County sheriff's reform agenda
    As Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell tries to turn around a department under federal scrutiny for jail brutality, racial harassment and corruption, one of his most immediate challenges is a staffing shortage that could threaten his reform agenda....

    Jamie Silvonek is a rare child in adult jail

    Jamie Silvonek is a rare child in adult jail
    For more than a month, 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek has been locked up at the Lehigh County Jail in Allentown, charged as an adult in her mother's killing. The eighth-grader is incarcerated with women, not girls her own age. The younger inmates are...