A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.
Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by year’s end.
A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier Monday has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office.
A federal overseer says it’s too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.
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.
A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.
Vermont State Police investigators said a man in a California prison is being charged with the 1986 killing of a Manchester golf pro.
Authorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.
A death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide, according to state prison officials.
An innovative program is taking California’s felons and problem parolees, teaching them how to become highly skilled deep sea divers and keeping them out of jail.