prison

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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12:00pm

Fri August 17, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Reductions in prisoners equals reductions in resources

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

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

August 8, 2012

It's been slow in coming, but there have been some noticeable changes here, due to the state's realignment plan. We used to get a half-dozen big, green buses pulling in each week, disgorging thirty or forty new arrivals at a time. These days we might get one per week. Because of this, the population has decreased, reducing the number of prisoners in some dorms. 

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4:38pm

Tue August 14, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: Searching for redemption without resources for self-improvement

California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation

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

August 8, 2012

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2:37pm

Mon July 23, 2012
Cops & Courts

Dispatches from the Inside: A prisoner's take on filing grievances

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Richard Gilliam is incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. 

Schadenfreude: To take delight or pleasure in another's discomfort or pain.

With imminent budget cuts, pay decreases, and layoffs looming for the California Department of Corrections, there has been a noticeable increase in harassment and vexatious behavior by some prison guards towards prisoners under their authority.

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