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  • Newton: Finding a job, and new hope

    Newton: Finding a job, and new hope
    Maccao Peoples is a cheerful man, brightly engaging, with worn hands and an easy, if slightly wary smile. Under the circumstances, the cheer is more surprising than the wariness: Peoples has spent the better part of his 50 years in and out of prison, mostly for small stuff, most of it drug-related. He'd get in trouble, get arrested, do some time, be released, fall into old habits, get in trouble again. What he couldn't get was what he thought might break this pattern: a job.
  • California's prisons: A disaster in the making

     
    Well, we're still here. No Judgment Day after all. Then again, who needs stupid predictions when we have so much of the real thing happening every day? For example, try telling the people of tornado-devastated Joplin, Mo., that we escaped...

    Sacramento-area prison disturbance leaves several inmates injured

     
    Several inmates at a state prison near Sacramento were injured Friday when about 150 convicts were involved in a "large-scale riot involving weapons," officials said. Guards at the California State Prison-Sacramento fired a shot into the air and used...

    State prison protest continues

     
    About 1,600 inmates continued to take part in a hunger strike protesting conditions in the state prison system’s maximum-security isolation units, down significantly from the peak of roughly 6,600 strikers over the July 4 weekend, said Terry...

    Plan to change three-strikes law moves toward November ballot

     
    California voters may once again have the opportunity to change the state's three-strikes mandatory-sentencing law