To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Alcatraz federal prison, a San Francisco photojournalist spoke Thursday morning about his experience capturing scenes from the final day at “the Rock.”
A new report shows Gov. Jerry Brown let stand 80 percent of a state board’s decisions to parole murderers from California prisons.
Gov. Jerry Brown has issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.
A Monterey County jail inmate suffered a head injury Sunday after he jumped from an upper floor in an apparent suicide attempt, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s office.
A woman who was filmed running in high heels and engaging in oral sex in a public park while claiming to be too injured to work was sentenced Thursday to nine months in San Mateo County Jail for workers’ compensation fraud.
An Iraq War veteran who was seriously hurt during a police raid on an Occupy Oakland encampment last year is suing Alameda County for abuse during his 18 hours in jail.
Investigators say two nurses at a California jail have been arrested for stealing prescription drugs intended for the medical care of inmates.
Santa Cruz County jail employees helped deliver a baby Monday when a woman who was being let out suddenly went into labor.
A man died at the Santa Cruz County Jail on Saturday morning after being arrested by the California Highway Patrol, according to the sheriff’s office.
One prisoner was shot by a guard and several more suffered stab wounds during a large-scale riot at New Folsom Prison on Wednesday.