CMC

10:46am

Wed May 1, 2013
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: An interview with inmate Richard Gilliam

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

For over a year, inmate Richard Gilliam has regularly sent us dispatches from prison as part of our Dispatches from the Inside series, to give us a lens into the prison infrastructure housing about 120,000 people in California. During this time, Gilliam has told us about the arbitrary nature of enforcement of the rules, race relations, and watching a cell mate wait too long for critical health care.

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4:04pm

Mon March 11, 2013
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Expectations, regulations and the realities of parole

 

As a prisoner, I am often reminded that the CDCR requires me to follow its rules. That’s understandable, rules and regulations ensure that operations run safely and smoothly. When an inmate can’t or won’t follow the rules, negative consequences are triggered to urge him or her to do so in the future. But what happens when the CDCR doesn’t follow its own rules? Where are the negative consequences to them? Apparently there are none. But there are negative consequences to inmates, and to the community, when the Department of Corrections can’t follow its own rules. Let me explain.

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1:00pm

Mon October 1, 2012
Politics

Dispatches from the Inside: California's Chronic Care Program disappoints inmates

Credit California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

September 6, 2012

Okay, so I just learned that a federal court in Massachusetts has ruled that a prisoner has the right to sex-reassignment surgery. The court ruled that it was cruel and unusual punishment to deny this individual what they termed "basic medical care."

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2:00pm

Fri September 7, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Gang violence erupts again in the CMC

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

2:23pm

Wed September 5, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Recent gang violence in the CMC could have been avoided

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at the California Men's Colony (CMC).

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