Reduction In Use Of ‘Potty Watches’ To Recover Drugs, Smuggled Items In CA Prisons Has Positive ResultsPotty watches are used to recover drugs, weapons, cellphones and other contraband that inmates are believed to have swallowed or concealed in body cavities.
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.
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.
Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution MethodCalifornia prison officials say they won't appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state's three-drug cocktail means of execution.
California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant InmatesThe health care department for California's prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.
California's Prison Chief Says Hunger Strike Won't Help InmatesCalifornia's prisons chief says inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state's solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause.
30K California Prison Inmates Refuse Meals In ProtestCorrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Federal Judges Reject Gov. Brown's Plea To Delay Prisoners' ReleaseA panel of federal judges has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's request to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year-end.