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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2011 file photo, correctional officers keep watch on inmates in the recreation yard at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown will appeal a judge's ruling that California must consider earlier parole for potentially thousands of sex offenders, such as those convicted of raping an unconscious person. Corrections department spokeswoman Vicky Waters said the administration will fight the order made final Monday, March 5, 2018, by Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Bureau of Prisons facing challenges with frontline staffing levels

The Bureau of Prisons has one of the federal government’s grimmer missions: keeping more than 125,000 convicted offenders safely behind bars. It needs…

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