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(L-R) Deputy Matthew Farris, Deputy Jereh Lubrin and Deputy Rafael Rodriguez are accused of killing Michael James Tyree, an inmate at the Santa Clara County jail. (CBS)

Medical Examiner: Santa Clara Co. Jail Inmate Died Of Blunt Force Injuries

Three South Bay jail guards have been arrested after an inmate under their watch was found dead of multiple blunt trauma, authorities said Thursday.

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A highway patrol officer guards a roadblock on Highway 38 near Angeles Oaks during a standoff with fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner, near San Bernardino, California on February 12, 2013. Nobody has yet been found in a burnt-out US mountain cabin where Dorner was believed to have barricaded himself after a six-day manhunt, a police spokesman said. Media reports that a body had been found in the cabin near Big Bear, east of Los Angeles, and identified as Dorner's were false, said Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) spokesman Andrew Smith. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

CHP Finds Suspected DUI Driver Asleep In Fast Lane On Highway 101 In San Rafael

A New Mexico man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he was found sleeping in his car that straddled the two left lanes of U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael early Thursday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.


Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. (CBS)

Inmate Dies At Martinez County Jail

An inmate at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez died Friday morning after suffering an apparent medical problem, a sheriff’s spokesman said.



Man Dies In Santa Cruz County Jail

A man died at the Santa Cruz County Jail on Saturday morning after being arrested by the California Highway Patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.


California Department of Corrections prison inmate firefighters remove burned trees from a highway.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prison Realignment Program Could Cost California Inmate Fire Crews

California’s budget-saving prison realignment program could end up costing the state a third of its firefighting crews if a deal can’t be reached to keep inmates on the fire lines.


Bay Area Rehab Programs Brace For State’s Plan To Free Low-Risk Inmates

Bay Area drug and rehab agencies may see an increase in clientele if the proposal to release low-risk offenders from state prisons to local jails goes through.


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CoCo County Leaders Skeptical About Gov.’s Plan To Move Prisoners

Contra Costa County leaders are concerned about Gov. Brown’s plan to move state prisoners deemed a low level risk to county jails.


A booking photo of Maurice Ainsworth (Santa Cruz Co. Sheriff's Department)

Santa Cruz Inmate Escapee Terrorized Pre-School Class

A tranquil day at a Santa Cruz preschool was shattered when an escaped inmate burst through a door and pointed a gun at the head of a teacher caring for several infants, the preschool’s owner said Tuesday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–11/30/2010

Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez. (CBS)

Inmate Pleads Not Guilty In Martinez Jail Nurse Killing

An inmate accused of killing a nurse at the county jail in Martinez late last month pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Monday, according to court records.

CBS San Francisco–11/16/2010