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California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.

08/07/2015

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Man Who Kidnapped Chowchilla Schoolchildren In 1976 Released From State Prison

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore for ransom was paroled from the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo at 5:15 a.m. Friday, state prison officials said.

08/07/2015

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Convicted Felon Arrested For Gun Possession, Parole Violation In Watsonville

A convicted felon was arrested during a traffic stop in Watsonville on Saturday night, police said.

04/12/2015

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California Releasing Thousands Of Inmates Early To Relieve Overcrowded Jails

More than 13,500 inmates across California are being released early each month to relieve crowding in local jails — a 34 percent increase over the last three years, according to the Los Angeles Times.

08/18/2014

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Robbing El Cerrito Bank, Fleeing On Skateboard

A 30-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a bank in El Cerrito and fleeing on a skateboard.

06/12/2014

Leadership Public Schools proposed campus on 7700 Edgewater Drive in Oakland. The location is across the street from a parole office. (CBS)

Oakland Charter School May Be Moved Near Parole Office

An East Bay high school is under scrutiny over plans to move to a location that could put kids in close contact with parolees and possibly sex offenders.

04/03/2014

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County To Offer Rental Help For Newly Released 3-Strike Inmates

The plan calls for the county to pay as much as $1,000 a month to help pay the rent for the first year after release for inmates who were once destined for life in prison.

10/07/2013

O.J. Simpson Seeks Retrial In Las Vegas Court - Day 2

O.J. Simpson Set To Face Nevada Parole Board On Kidnapping Conviction

O.J. Simpson goes before a Nevada parole panel Thursday to plead for leniency in his 2008 kidnapping and robbery case, but even a favorable decision won’t spring the former football star from prison.

07/25/2013

Leslie Van Houten, wearing a white jumpsuit. (Damian Dovarganes/AFP/Getty Images)

Parole Denied For Manson Follower Van Houten

A parole panel refused an emotional bid by former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten to release her from prison 44 years after she participated in a notorious set of murders.

06/05/2013

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7 Jailed In Petaluma Parole Sweep

Seven Petaluma residents were arrested in a gang probation and parole sweep Thursday evening.

04/05/2013

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