After years of access to the highest levels of state government, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) has taken a blow to its power and prestige under Gov. Schwarzenegger. But, as it has done to many state senators, members of the State Assembly, and county district attorneys lacking sympathy for its agenda, the state’s prison guards union vows to continue targeting politicians and prosecutors for elimination.

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CIR provided support for this investigation through its Justice Investigative Venture Fund.