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The San Francisco Hall of Justice. (Getty Images)

San Francisco Hall Of Justice Power Outage Disrupts Courts, Jail

An outage that darkened parts of San Francisco’s Hall of Justice for more than two hours Thursday afternoon occurred as a contractor was doing electrical work at the building, a Department of Public Works spokeswoman said.

06/21/2012

Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job Applications

Contra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.

04/17/2012

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ACLU Report Critical Of California’s Prison Realignment Program

California has transferred about 15 percent of its prison population to the counties since last October in a move to reduce overcrowding. However, the ACLU is out with a new report that criticizes how counties are dealing with all the new prisoners.

03/21/2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

Inmates Escape From Santa Cruz Women’s Jail

Authorities were searching for two inmates who escaped from a women’s jail in Santa Cruz Monday.

02/13/2012

Hugh Hefner (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Hugh Hefner’s Son Arrested In Domestic Violence Case

Authorities say Hugh Hefner’s 21-year-old son, Marston Hefner has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence in Pasadena…

02/13/2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

KCBS In Depth: Bay Area Jails & Prisons

Outgoing San Francisco County Sheriff Mike Hennessey looks back at a 32-year career, his accomplishments and the state’s prison realignment program.

01/08/2012

Prison Inmates

San Francisco To Consider Tax Breaks For Hiring Ex-Cons

A controversial proposal to give $10,000 payroll tax breaks to San Francisco employers who hire ex-cons goes before the Supervisors’ Budget Committee Wednesday.

11/30/2011

Pointer Sister Arrested For Drug Possesion

Pointer Sister Arrested For Drug Possesion

Bonnie Pointer, a founding member of the famous Pointer Sisters singing group, was arrested early Friday morning in Los Angeles on drug possession…

11/18/2011

Prison Inmates

Contra Costa Supervisor Calls For More Prisoner Funding

A Contra Costa County supervisor is calling for the state to provide adequate funding for its prisoner realignment program, which he claims is costing the county millions of dollars.

11/15/2011

California Corrections Officials Say Realignment Is Going Smoothly

State corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.

11/01/2011

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