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Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judges Order Brown To Release Thousands Of California Inmates

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.

06/20/2013

(CBS)

Inmate Captured After Escaping From Clayton Detention Facility

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.

04/08/2013

Prison Inmates

Report Finds It’s Too Soon For California To Control Inmate Care

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.

01/18/2013

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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.

10/08/2012

A stun gun (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Inmate Trying To Escape Santa Rosa Courtroom Shot With Taser

A Sonoma County Jail inmate was shot with a Taser when he tried to flee a county courtroom Friday morning.

08/17/2012

(CBS)

Union City Prisoner Charged In Vermont Murder Cold Case

Vermont State Police investigators said a man in a California prison is being charged with the 1986 killing of a Manchester golf pro.

07/02/2012

Raul Edgardo Lopez

Inmate Escapes From Tracy Prison

Authorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.

06/04/2012

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Hanging In Cell

A death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide, according to state prison officials.

05/29/2012

Inmates practice diving at the California Institution for Men in Chino. (CBS)

Program Offers California Inmates A Second Chance Through Diving

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.

02/06/2012

Edward John Schaefer (L), Frank Anthony Souza. (San Quentin State Prison)

San Quentin Killer Pleads Guilty Of Murdering Fellow Inmate

A San Quentin State Prison inmate pleaded guilty Thursday to fatally stabbing another inmate who was convicted of killing a Novato girl with his motorcycle in a crosswalk in 2009.

02/03/2012

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