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Inmates

Fremont Police Detention Facility Offers Pay Upgrade For Jail Stay

Napa County Jail Introduces Video Conferencing For Inmates

Inmate visitations at the Napa County Jail entered a new era on Monday with the introduction of a Skype-like video conferencing system aimed at increasing safety.

04/14/2014

Taylor Schilling in a scene from Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" season 2 (credit: Jojo Whilden/Netflix)

Get a First Look At ‘Orange is the New Black’ Season 2

Netflix has released three new photos from the upcoming season of its acclaimed series…

03/15/2014

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco D.A. Challenges Sheriff’s Early Inmate Release Proposal

San Francisco’s District Attorney George Gascón sent out a letter on Thursday to the mayor and supervisors challenging a proposal by Sheriff Mirkarimi giving him full authority to grant early inmate releases from county jail using electronic-monitoring devices.

02/07/2014

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Secretary Of State Sued Over Decision To Make Prisoners Ineligible To Vote

Secretary of State Debra Bowen is being sued over a decision she made in 2011 that said tens of thousands of criminals who are serving their sentences under community supervision are ineligible to vote.

02/04/2014

Alameda County Fire crews at the scene of a reported explosion at the Santa Rita Jail. (CBS)

11 Injured In Explosion At Santa Rita Jail In Dublin

An oven explosion in a kitchen at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin Tuesday morning injured 11 people, one critically, an Alameda County fire spokeswoman
said.

12/17/2013

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Judge Extends California Prison Crowding Deadline 1 Month

The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.

10/21/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates

The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

10/07/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Delay Early Release Of 10,000 California Inmates

The Supreme Court has refused to delay a court order for California to release nearly 10,000 inmates by year’s end to improve conditions in state prisons.

08/02/2013

Pelican Bay State Prison

California’s Prison Chief Says Hunger Strike Won’t Help Inmates

California’s prisons chief says inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state’s solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause.

07/10/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

30K California Prison Inmates Refuse Meals In Protest

Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.

07/09/2013

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