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Eco-Terrorism Suspect Still on the Lam 10 Years After Bombings

Ten years after the bombing of two businesses in northern California, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is soliciting the public’s help in locating the fugitive sought in the suspected acts of eco-terrorism. A reward of up $250,000 is being offered for information leading to the capture and prosecution of Daniel Andreas San Diego, 35, who is considered to be armed and dangerous. The FBI describes hi ...

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California Set to Hire 7,000 Correctional Officers

Faced with prison overcrowding and high retirement rates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation recently announced plans to hire about 7,000 correctional officers within the next three years. Entry-level corrections officers can earn almost $3,800 a month, excluding overtime, according to the department’s website. Potential duty assignments include housing units, tower watch and transp ...

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California Attorney General Unveils Partnership to Cut Recidivism

California’s top law enforcement official says that connecting a new state agency with local prosecutors can help reduce the number of criminals who reoffend after their release from prison. “California’s district attorneys bring vital experience to the challenge of reducing recidivism, and it is important their perspective is incorporated,” Attorney General Kamala Harris said in a November 2013 news releas ...

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California Targets Health Insurance Website Imposters

Law enforcement officials in California have ordered the shutdown of 10 websites that they say tried to mimic the state’s official insurance marketplace for Obamacare. The sites sought to “lure customers away from plans that provide the benefits of the Affordable Care Act,” California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said in a November 2013 statement. ...

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Agents Unearth U.S.-Mexico Smuggling Tunnel

A tunnel stretching almost 600 yards between a warehouse in Tijuana, Mexico, and an industrial building in San Diego, Calif., was being used as a major drug-smuggling passageway, U.S. authorities announced recently. Federal agents seized 17,292 pounds of marijuana and 325 pounds of cocaine, and took three people into custody as part of the investigation that uncovered the tunnel, according to an Oct. 31 new ...

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California’s Truancy Crisis a ‘Threat to Public Safety’

Kids skipping school is creating havoc in California. “This crisis is not only crippling for our economy, it is a basic threat to public safety,” California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said during the release of a new report titled In School and On Track. The September 2013 report illustrates troubling attendance trends in public schools, reaching down even to students in kindergarten and the earliest ...

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App Puts Criminal Justice Information at Officers’ Fingertips

A smartphone app recently introduced in California is giving law enforcement officers instant access to vital details about suspects, as well as a host of other criminal justice databases, according to the state’s Attorney General’s office. The JusticeMobile app is now available to law enforcement officers across the state. The San Francisco Police Department had 600 officers test the software over five mon ...

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U.S. Jail Population Inches Up, Reversing 3-Year Trend

California’s ongoing effort to reduce crowding in its state prison system was credited as the major factor in decreasing the nation’s total prison population in 2012. However, many of those California offenders ended up instead in the Golden State’s jails – and that surge helped fuel an increase in the number of jail inmates in the United States in 2012, according to federal researchers. After three straigh ...

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