Jail inmate

Authorities raided a suspected chop shop in Oakland on September 30, 2014. (Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force)

Study Links Spike In California Auto Thefts With Flood Of Inmates Released Early

A new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.

05/20/2015

Johnell Carter (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

Family Allegedly Helped Suspected Child Molester Evade Police After Escape From San Jose

A Santa Clara County jail inmate who escaped from a San Jose hospital last month was driven by his brother to a bus station in Reno, Nevada, and made it to Mississippi before he was captured while fleeing from a residence on Tuesday, U.S. Marshals Service officials announced Wednesday.

04/08/2015

Escaped inmate Jose Luis Franco (Alameda County Sheriff)

Dublin Jail Inmate Escape Details Still A Mystery

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office is still trying to figure out how a burglary suspect escaped from the Santa Rita Jail on Monday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said Tuesday.

01/10/2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

Restrained San Francisco Jail Inmate Death Ruled Homicide

The San Francisco medical examiner’s office has ruled the death last year of a jail inmate who was being restrained by sheriff’s deputies to be homicide.

CBS San Francisco–09/24/2010