Activists Raise Concerns About Conditions In Alameda County JailsInmate rights activists told an Alameda County Board of Supervisors committee Thursday that they’re concerned about the conditions at the county’s two jails.
California Judges Can Refuse To Lighten 3-Strike SentencesDespite recent ballot measures, the California Supreme Court ruled judges have broad authority in refusing to lighten the sentences of "three-strike" inmates.
California's Transgender Inmates Could Soon Be Allowed Bras, CosmeticsThe proposed changes come after a lawsuit made California the first state to provide an inmate with taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery.
New California Prison Sentencing Rules To Cut Inmate Population By 9,500Corrections officials announced new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California's prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years.
California Bill Helps Transgender Inmates Change Their NamesCalifornia could make it easier for inmates to legally change their names or gender identification.
Alameda County Takes In Evacuated Butte County InmatesAmong the many concerns facing Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea when the order was given to evacuate areas near the Oroville Dam spillway was what to do with more than 500 inmates in the county jail.
Former Marin County Man Convicted Of Tax Fraud Using Inmates' IdentitiesA former Marin County man was convicted of using prison and jail inmates' social security numbers to get federal income tax refunds.
Cost To Modernize California Prison Medical Records Nearing $400MA massive project to modernize medical record-keeping for California prison inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates to nearly $400 million in just three years.

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