State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
California Considers Gun Restriction Law For Mentally Unstable People After Isla Vista Killing Rampage
California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.
A 25-year-old man is facing assault charges for an unprovoked attack on another patron at San Francisco’s main library branch on Wednesday.
Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, agents for the California Department of Justice have ramped up seizures of guns from people who have lost the right to carry firearms, particularly those who are mentally disturbed.
Many of the dogs neglected at an unlicensed group home where dozens of mentally ill seniors were recently discovered to be living in deplorable conditions have found loving new families, animal care officials said.
A line of people estimated in the thousands wrapped around Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for an annual food giveaway Friday.
A handful of police officers from Oakland, Alameda and BART are the first to complete crisis intervention training to help de-escalate from potentially violent situations with the mentally ill.