Inmate

Drako, a Belgian Malinois, sniffs along a row of prison cells. (CBS)

California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To Convicts

Calfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.

11/12/2014

jail, prison, generic

Series Of Inmate Deaths At Sonoma County Jail Prompts Review Of Procedures

A series of inmate deaths at the Sonoma County Jail in Santa Rosa has prompted the sheriff’s office to hire an outside panel to review policies and medical practices at the jail.

10/22/2014

(CBS)

Inmate Found Dead In Santa Rosa Jail

An inmate booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa on Friday was found dead Saturday night in a unit for inmates going through drug withdrawals, the sheriff’s office reported Sunday.

10/19/2014

Inmate Escapes

5th Escaped Inmate Captured In Central California

Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.

09/21/2014

(CBS)

UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ Wins Lawsuit After Reporting Unethical Study On Prisoners

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

08/13/2014

(Sonoma County Sheriff's Office)

Sonoma County Jail Inmate Escapes From Work Program, Remains At Large

A 41-year-old inmate who escaped from Sonoma County Jail on Monday morning remains at large.

07/30/2014

A view of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shows an electric chair and gurney August 29, 2001 in Lucasville, Ohio. (Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal Injection

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said properly trained firing squads are a “foolproof” way to quickly execute an inmate .

07/24/2014

San Quentin execution chamber

Inmate Gasps For Over An Hour During Arizona Execution

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

07/23/2014

female inmates

San Mateo County Approves Transferring Inmates From Overcrowded Jail To Alameda County

San Mateo County has approved spending $3 million to transfer inmates across The Bay to relieve jail overcrowding to Alameda County, where there’s more room.

07/11/2014

High Desert State Prison

Prisoner From Contra Costa County Suspected Of Stabbing Fellow Inmate In Susanville

A Contra Costa County man who is an inmate at High Desert State Prison in Susanville is being investigated for attempted homicide of another inmate on Thursday.

06/06/2014

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