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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.


Prison bars, generic, crime

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


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