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.
California’s correctional system is about to undergo an overhaul that could save money and reduce recidivism but also might lead to thousands of criminals spending significantly less time behind bars or in the parole office.
Iran’s foreign minister said Saturday that the courts are willing in “the near future” to commute the prison sentences for two Americans convicted of spying. The Americans’ lawyer, meanwhile, was in court trying to arrange a $1 million bail-for-freedom deal.
Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said two UC Berkeley grads jailed in Iran on charges of espionage for two years could be freed this week.
The families of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal will have to wait a bit longer to learn their fate, as they continue to be held in an Iranian prison on espionage charges.
A woman has been sentenced to 16 years in prison in a drunken driving crash in Oakland that killed her pregnant domestic partner and three other people, including twin 3-year-old boys.