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September 14, 2006 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, struggling to find an answer to the ongoing woes inside the state prison system, named a new corrections chief Wednesday -- the man who since this spring has run the department. Schwarzenegger said he was handing the reins of the massive Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to James Tilton, a three-decade veteran of state government who has been acting secretary since April.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2006 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, struggling to find an answer to the ongoing woes inside the state prison system, named a new corrections chief Wednesday -- the man who since this spring has run the department. Schwarzenegger said he was handing the reins of the massive Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to James Tilton, a three-decade veteran of state government who has been acting secretary since April.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2006 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
State corrections officials on Friday blamed bacteria in milk for an outbreak of gastroenteritis that struck 1,300 inmates at 11 state prisons last month. Acting Corrections Secretary James Tilton said investigators from the state Department of Health Services had linked the illness to a batch of milk produced by a dairy at one of the prisons, Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The state plans to map the homes of 1,800 sex offenders using global positioning technology to certify that they are staying far enough from schools, the head of the corrections department announced Saturday. James Tilton, acting secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said high-risk sex offenders will be monitored to ensure that they are living at least half a mile from elementary, middle and high schools, in accordance with state law.
OPINION
July 2, 2006
Re "Gov. Calls for New Spending on Prisons," June 27 Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposals are not about prison expansion, they are about solving overcrowding and providing for the real treatment needs of offenders. California's prison population has reached an all-time high with more than 171,500 inmates, double the capacity that these facilities were designed to hold. New construction would reduce overcrowding and provide room to deliver and expand rehabilitative options and services.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2007 | Nancy Vogel, Times Staff Writer
Until California eases prison overcrowding, it can't slow the revolving prison doors that return roughly 70% of freed inmates within a year, national experts reported to the Legislature on Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 2006 | Jenifer Warren, Times Staff Writer
Corrections officials prepared to sign the first contract allowing prisoners to be shipped to other states Thursday as legislators debated the plan's merits and one expert said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should forget short-term fixes and instead convene a bipartisan summit on punishment in California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2008 | Tim Reiterman, Times Staff Writer
The court-appointed receiver who was charged with remedying California's prison healthcare compensated 11 employees more than the $225,000 annual salary of the official who runs California's huge corrections system, concluded a state audit released Wednesday. Robert Sillen, who was fired early this year, was paid $775,790, including about $170,000 in lieu of benefits, during the 15 months that ended in June 2007, the audit showed. He failed to properly document some large restaurant tabs, according to the review.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2007 | From the Associated Press
SACRAMENTO -- Parole agents today will begin notifying as many as 2,100 recently paroled sex offenders that they have to move because they live too close to schools and parks, in violation of Jessica's Law. Thursday's announcement came a month after officials said they had tentatively concluded that many parolees were violating the law, an initiative approved by voters in November that bars sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of places where children congregate.
OPINION
April 21, 2006
GOV. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER hasn't just abandoned his campaign promise to fight the special interests that dominate Sacramento politics. He has thrown it from his favorite Hummer and driven over it. His craven surrender to the tyrannical prison guards union is so complete that his aides have been subverting the authority of the state corrections chief by consulting union officials on her choices for warden positions and other jobs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2007 | Henry Weinstein, Times Staff Writer
A federal judge in San Jose has postponed two key hearings in the legal battle over lethal injection, meaning that the state's 21-month moratorium on the death penalty is likely to extend well into next year. U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel issued an order this week calling off a formal site review of the new death chamber at San Quentin State Prison later this month and postponing hearings on the case scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 in his courtroom.
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