California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner's Sex Reassignment SurgeryGov. 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.
Man Who Kidnapped Chowchilla Schoolchildren In 1976 Released From State PrisonOne 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.
Convicted Felon Arrested For Gun Possession, Parole Violation In WatsonvilleA convicted felon was arrested during a traffic stop in Watsonville on Saturday night, police said.
California Releasing Thousands Of Inmates Early To Relieve Overcrowded JailsMore 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.
Man Arrested After Allegedly Robbing El Cerrito Bank, Fleeing On SkateboardA 30-year-old man is behind bars after allegedly robbing a bank in El Cerrito and fleeing on a skateboard.
Oakland Charter School May Be Moved Near Parole OfficeAn 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.
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.
O.J. Simpson Set To Face Nevada Parole Board On Kidnapping ConvictionO.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.
Parole Denied For Manson Follower Van HoutenA 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.
7 Jailed In Petaluma Parole Sweep Seven Petaluma residents were arrested in a gang probation and parole sweep Thursday evening.
California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison RealignmentRepublican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown's prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.
More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignmenthe number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department.