California prison officials are opening a $24 million treatment center for mentally ill inmates as they urge a federal judge to end his oversight of the state’s correctional system.
Healthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.
Authorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.
A death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide, according to state prison officials.
With black market cell phones helping some of California’s most dangerous criminals stay connected to the outside world, corrections officials have announced a plan to block illegal cell phone calls by inmates.
California’s prison system, the nation’s biggest and most expensive with a $10 billion yearly budget, is paying a prison doctor nearly a quarter-million dollars a year – even though he treats no patients.
California prison officials are threatening to discipline thousands of inmates who are participating in a statewide hunger strike.
The large number of state prison inmates expected to inundate San Francisco county jails has city officials scrambling to reduce the number of prisoners it will have to house.
Dozens, perhaps hundreds, of inmates at California’s most notorious maximum security prison will begin an indefinite hunger strike Friday to protest what they call inhumane torture.
California improperly paroled more than 450 dangerous criminals without supervision last year as part of a program designed to reduce prison crowding and cost, according to a new report.