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.
Two Inmates Who Escaped Santa Clara County Jail Back In CustodyTwo inmates who escaped a Santa Clara County jail last week are back in custody, deputies said.
Inmates, Wild Horses Helping Each Other In Program Near SacramentoJail inmates and wild horses are helping each other through a California program aimed at preparing both for society.
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.