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Manson Follower Van Houten Gets Another Shot at Release

LOS ANGELES — Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is getting another chance at getting out of prison following a years-long saga that has seen a board recommend her parole three separate times. Van Houten was 19 when she and fellow cult members stabbe...
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Newsom Seeks to Transform Youth Prisons

STOCKTON — Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California's juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the "ludicrous" cost. "If we're going to change the criminal justice system, let's start at the '...