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State Sen. Loni Hancock (D-Oakland). (photo courtesy sd09.senate.ca.gov)

East Bay Politician Opposed To Richmond Jail Expansion; Would Rather Spend On Job Training

State Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.

05/26/2015

Jason Rezaian, Iran, journalist

Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In Iran

The espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.

05/26/2015

Homeless encampment behind homes in South San Jose. (CBS)

Homelessness Costing Santa Clara County $520 Million A Year

Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.

05/26/2015

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (CBS)

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi To Fire Deputy Allegedly In Charge Of Organizing Inmate Jail Fights

Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Neu was the alleged ringleader of the staged fights at County Jail, where inmates would be pitted against each other.

04/30/2015

Mirkarimi Press Conference

FBI Agrees To Investigate Allegations Of Forced Inmate Fighting At San Francisco Jail

The FBI has agreed to investigate allegations of forced inmate fighting in San Francisco’s jail at the request of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.

04/10/2015

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon

Task Force To Investigate Misconduct Among San Francisco Police, Sheriff’s Departments

Following separate allegations of misconduct by San Francisco police officers and sheriff’s deputies and irregularities at the Police Department’s DNA lab, District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday that he has created a task force to investigate the cases.

03/30/2015

jail, prison, generic

Santa Clara County Moves Ahead For New, Larger Jail To Accommodate State’s Prison Realignment

The increasing number of state prisoners being transferred to local jails has put a strain on counties throughout California, including Santa Clara, which has decided to move ahead with a plan to build a brand new jail.

02/11/2015

Mug shot of Jeremy Meeks on the Stockton Police Department Facebook page. (Stockton Police)

‘Hot Convict’ Sentenced To 27 Months In Prison For Gun Charge

The internet sensation known as the “hot felon,” “hot convict” or just “hot mugshot guy” will be on ice for the next two years.

02/06/2015

Warren Sapp (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Former Oakland Raider Warren Sapp Arrested For Allegedly Soliciting A Prostitute

The former NFL lineman/Hall of Famer was arrested Monday on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and allegedly assaulting two women…

02/02/2015

A 2011 Photo of Charles Manson (California Department Of Corrections)

Charles Manson Marriage License To 26-Year-Old Nearing Expiration Without A Wedding

California prison officials say the marriage license of Charles Manson and a 26-year-old devotee is set to expire without a wedding taking place.

02/02/2015

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