Report Finds NorCal State Prison Guards Saw Inmates As 'Wild Animals'Employees at a remote Northern California prison largely view inmates as "little more than wild animals" incapable of being rehabilitated.
Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison PopulationsFederal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.
California Deadline To Cut Prison Population Extended Once Again A panel of federal judges has extended California's deadline to cut its prison population to about 110,000 inmates until April 18, 2014.
Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison RealignmentAuto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.
California Prisons To Hire Thousands Of Officers As Retirements Surge With the number of retirements on the rise, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking to hire thousands of officers over the next three years, despite a lower prison population.
California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray RulesCalifornia prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates' civil rights.
Judge Extends California Prison Crowding Deadline 1 Month The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Gov. Brown's Appeal Of Inmate ReductionThe U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected an appeal by Gov. Jerry Brown of a court order that requires the state to reduce the population of its overcrowded prisons by about 8,000 inmates by Jan. 27.
California Clears Same-Sex Weddings For Prison InmatesCalifornia prison officials have confirmed that inmates can get married to someone of the same sex under certain conditions.
Gov. Brown Dismisses Bid To Delay Fed Order To Reduce Prison PopulationCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is dismissing a proposal by Democratic allies in the state Senate, who want to seek a settlement of a federal lawsuit that could force the state to free thousands of prison inmates later this year.
Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Fix To Prison OvercrowdingGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send inmates to private prisons and empty county jail cells.
California Seeks To Move Inmates To Private PrisonsCalifornia officials say they will seek to move thousands of inmates to private prisons in a last-ditch attempt to avoid releasing violent offenders to ease prison crowding.