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.
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.
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.
Authorities were searching for two inmates who escaped from a women’s jail in Santa Cruz Monday.
Authorities say Hugh Hefner’s 21-year-old son, Marston Hefner has been arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic violence in Pasadena…
Outgoing San Francisco County Sheriff Mike Hennessey looks back at a 32-year career, his accomplishments and the state’s prison realignment program.
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.
Bonnie Pointer, a founding member of the famous Pointer Sisters singing group, was arrested early Friday morning in Los Angeles on drug possession…
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.
State corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.