Over 300 Inmates On Hunger Strike Demanding Changes In Jail OperationsMore than 300 Santa Clara County inmates on their fourth day of a two-week hunger strike Thursday demanded sweeping changes to remedy numerous operational deficiencies at the Main Jail in San Jose.
South Bay Jail Inmates Protest Solitary Confinement With Hunger StrikeMore than 100 inmates at the Santa Clara County Jail are refusing to eat in protest of solitary confinement, a practice they believe is cruel.
California Turns To Civilians As Inmate Firefighters DwindleFaced with a shrinking pool of inmates to help fight major wildfires, California is increasingly turning for new recruits to its state Conservation Corps.
10 Mustangs Trained By Inmates Up For Adoption Near SacramentoSeveral mustangs trained by inmates at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center will be up for adoption on Saturday.
Prison Gardening Program Helping Transform Vacaville Inmates' LivesA dry patch of soil inside a Vacaville prison is being transformed into a drought-tolerant garden in a program intended to transform inmates’ lives through connection to nature.
San Francisco Inmates Allegedly Forced To Fight Sue Jail GuardsSan Francisco sheriff's deputies accused of forcing inmates to fight gladiator-style in a city jail are now facing a civil suit.
Less Than 1 Year After Kate Steinle's Death, ICE Gets Priority Over Inmates Facing DeportationImmigration authorities will now get priority over inmates wanted for deportation who are released from federal prison instead of local law enforcement agencies, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday.
Santa Clara County Jail Inmates Getting Opportunity To File Grievances AnonymouslyThe Santa Clara County Sheriff has ordered grievance boxes be installed in his jails to allow inmates to file complaints anonymously.
Pregnancy Tests No Longer Required For Women At Alameda County Jails After LawsuitWomen who are booked into Alameda County jails will no longer automatically be required to take pregnancy tests, as a result of a civil-rights-lawsuit settlement announced Wednesday.
California Drops Plan Letting Violent Inmates Fight FiresCalifornia corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's largest and oldest inmate firefighting unit, a day after the proposal was first reported by The Associated Press.
Sonoma Co. Official Denies Claims Deputies 'Sadistically' Attacked, Beat InmatesA sergeant with the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office has enthusiastically denied the claims contained in a federal lawsuit alleging that correctional deputies beat more than 20 Sonoma County Jail inmates during an incident in May.
Lawsuit: Sonoma Co. Jail Staff ‘Sadistically Attacked’ Inmates, Videotaped BeatingsThe 14-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court alleges, "For five-and-a-half-hours, the jail was filled with screams, cries of pain, and the sound of inmates begging the deputies to stop."