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.
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.