Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will shift responsibility for thousands of criminals to local governments.
Two women were sentenced to county jail Wednesday after they pleaded no contest to posing as victims of last year’s deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno, but one has since been released due to time already served in jail, prosecutors said.
UPDATE: Novato police have identified the Marin County Jail inmate who was found dead in his cell Monday morning as 45-year-old Daymitreeus Sessoms, of San Rafael.
Two East Bay officials with a large number of parolees in their respective districts say there must be a better plan for re-integrating ex-cons into the mainstream.
Cainan Schierholtz, the younger brother of San Francisco Giants right fielder Nate Schierholtz, pleaded no contest Wednesday to two felonies and a misdemeanor in connection with a series of drunk driving crashes in Danville in August.
Governor Brown’s proposal to cut corrections costs by sending non-violent prisoners to county jails, rather than state prison, is worth discussing, said a Santa Clara County jail official, but only if the price is right.
The attorney for the Bay Area woman charged along with her husband with holding Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years said Saturday evening that jailhouse letters sent from his client to a friend she met in jail won’t hurt her defense.
The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors today moved closer to designating a site to develop a proposed new jail that would replace an existing facility in Redwood City.
Plans to build a badly needed new jail in San Mateo County inched forward with the selection of a proposed new location in Redwood City’s industrial neighborhood.
Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) planned to introduce legislation as early as December to address safety concerns after the death of a nurse at the Contra Costa County jail.