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."
Reduction In Use Of ‘Potty Watches’ To Recover Drugs, Smuggled Items In CA Prisons Has Positive ResultsPotty watches are used to recover drugs, weapons, cellphones and other contraband that inmates are believed to have swallowed or concealed in body cavities.
6 San Quentin Prison Inmates Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseaseSix San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of Sunday, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.
Inmate Visits Cancelled At San Quentin Due To Case Of Legionnaires DiseaseVisiting time for family members of prisoners at San Quentin in Marin County has been halted this weekend as health and prison officials investigate a case of Legionnaires disease.
Gov. Brown Credits Prison Inmates In Rocky Fire FightNearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.