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

Judges Order Brown To Release Thousands Of California Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by year’s end.

06/20/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

South SF Dad Pleads No Contest In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A South San Francisco man is facing up to four years and four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he kidnapped his two children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

04/22/2013

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Inmate Captured After Escaping From Clayton Detention Facility

A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier Monday has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office.

04/08/2013

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Parks Service Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Alcatraz Prison Closing

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.”

03/21/2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Allows Parole For Killers At Higher Rate

A new report shows Gov. Jerry Brown let stand 80 percent of a state board’s decisions to parole murderers from California prisons.

02/15/2013

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference at the Port of Oakland on July 9, 2012 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Governor Brown Issues 79 Pardons To Convicted Felons

Gov. Jerry Brown has issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.

12/24/2012

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Jailed Man In Salinas Jumps From Upper Floor In Failed Suicide Attempt

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.

12/16/2012

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Woman Too Injured To Work Jailed After Sex Charges, Video

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.

12/13/2012

Protesters rally for International Worker's Day outside the Alameda County Court House on May 1, 2012 in Oakland, California. Demonstrators have called for nation-wide May Day strikes to protest economic inequality and political corruption. (Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Iraq War Veteran Injured During Oakland Occupy Suing Alameda County For Abuse

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.

11/27/2012

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2 Santa Clara County Jail Nurses Arrested For Stealing Prescription Drugs

Investigators say two nurses at a California jail have been arrested for stealing prescription drugs intended for the medical care of inmates.

11/14/2012

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