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Another View: Despite challenges, correctional realignment in Placer County a model of collaboration

Much has been made about the State of California’s efforts to shift the cost and burden of correctional supervision for alleged “low-risk,” or non-violent offenders onto coun ...

7-year prison term for Cool man in Auburn stabbing

AUBURN CA - Initially charged with attempted murder, a Cool man has been sentenced to the upper term of seven years for stabbing a man who had chased him down in a car to recover s ...

Auburn woman sentenced to prison for burglary, ID theft

An Auburn woman is beginning a prison term after pleading no contest to two felonies of second-degree burglary and identification theft. Judge Larry Gaddis sentenced Sherri Selena ...

Kill the death row dwellers

I am responding to Paul Comiskey’s letter of March 2 titled “Death row costs way too much.” Why? Because our elected officials and judges keep them in prison for 20-, 30-ye ...

Death row costs way too much

The crime victims’ compensation fund will soon be out of money. It helps victims of violent crime with medical bills and counselling. Families are helped with funeral expenses. ...

Sentence cop longer, not less

I just have to say something. A few days ago I read about the CHP officer who got busted for drug dealing, and then busted again because he tried to hire someone to kill a witness ...

Looking Behind the Scenes: Prison woes to be kicked into our backyard

Rewriting the notebook while waiting for Wednesday night’s State of the Union speech to see just how George Bush continues to cause all of our problems ... Apparently that forme ...

Judge hands down 7-year sentence in Auburn rape case

A 24-year-old Sacramento man was sentenced Wednesday to seven years and eight months for raping a female acquaintance who gave him a ride to Auburn in May. Shirfraz Ali received th ...

America – Just don’t call it free

This letter is in response to the Oct. 22 article titled “Unlicensed contractor nabbed at 49 Fire site.” Here is a man, Jeff Scott, who is facing felony charges and potential ...

Race violence at Folsom State Prison

Race was a factor in a riot involving several hundred inmates Tuesday at Folsom State Prison. "White versus black, as far as I know," said Lt. Dave Zaniroli, prison spokesman. "We ...