San Francisco Eliminates Burdensome Fees For People Convicted Of CrimesThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department says people convicted of crimes will no longer have to pay fees for electronic monitoring, or community service.
No Spike In Crime From California Prison Realignment; Re-Arrest Rates, Costs SteadyThe nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California says landmark changes to California's criminal justice system four years ago have not saved the state money or reduced the rate of re-arrests for convicts.
California Court To Rule If Death Penalty Delays Constitute Cruel, Unusual PunishmentThe question a federal appeals court will consider Monday is whether years of unpredictable delays from conviction to execution resulted in an arbitrary and unfair system that violates the Constitution's Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment.
FBI Admits Flawed DNA Analysis In Hundreds Of Criminal CasesThe Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases.
Enjoy A Good Mystery? Private Detective Jobs Are Steadily Growing Jill Schlesinger says private detective employment is expected to grow 11 percent by 2022.
San Francisco’s Public Defender Explains Racial Disparities In The City’s Criminal Justice SystemSan Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi explains racial disparities in the city's criminal justice system and what is being done on a local level to address the issue.
Still Professing Innocence, Man Gets 26 Years To Life For 1984 Murder Of His High School ClassmateA man with an extensive criminal history was sentenced to 26 years to life in state prison for fatally stabbing a 14-year-old high school classmate in Pleasanton more than 30 years ago.
What Legal Reforms Are Likely To Come Out Of Recent Officer-Involved Deaths?As protests against police brutality in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases continue, a variety of legal reforms could likely come out of all this action.
Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.
Group Opposed To Equipping Berkeley Police Officers With Taser Guns Hosting Forum ThursdayAs Berkeley plans a study on potentially equipping police officers with Tasers, a coalition opposed to the use of the stun guns is holding a forum Thursday night to discuss the topic.
Napa Becomes Latest CA County To End Jail Immigration Holds Without Probable CauseThe Napa County Department of Corrections is the latest California county to decide against detaining inmates past their release date for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless a court finds a probable cause to detain them.
Attorney Advises San Francisco Law School Students To Focus On A Specialty Before Law SchoolSouth Bay Attorney Tom Flores explains why he believes finding a speciality is an important first step to becoming a lawyer.