Parole

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Allows Parole For Killers At Higher Rate

A new report shows Gov. Jerry Brown let stand 80 percent of a state board’s decisions to parole murderers from California prisons.

02/15/2013

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Parole Denied To 1 Of 3 Chowchilla Bus Kidnappers

One of three men convicted in the infamous kidnapping of a school bus full of California Central Valley school students has been denied parole.

11/28/2012

Darnell Joseph Earby

East Palo Alto Parolee Arrested For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Roommate

An East Palo Alto man was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly repeatedly threatening to kill a San Jose resident he used to live with, police said.

08/31/2012

Prison bars, generic, crime

KCBS Cover Story: California Prison Officials Work On Rehabilitating Inmates

State prison officials continue to search for ways to help parolees adjust to life after spending time behind bars.

07/26/2012

Traffic on Highway 17 in the Santa Cruz Mountains was backed up for several hours following a shooting of a Santa Clara County probation officer on July 24, 2012. (CBS)

Santa Clara Co. Probation Officer Shot In Santa Cruz Mountains

An off-duty Santa Clara County probation officer was injured during a shooting in the Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday night.

07/24/2012

Chowchilla kidnapper Richard Schoenfeld. (California Department of Corrections)

Chowchilla Kidnapper Schoenfeld Released From California Prison

One of the three men who kidnapped a busload of Chowchilla schoolchildren in 1976 and buried them in a quarry in Livermore has been released from state prison after serving more than 35 years behind bars.

06/21/2012

Chowchilla, kidnapping, quarry,

Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper Wins Release From Prison

One of three men who kidnapped and hid a busload of California schoolchildren in a 1970s ransom attempt has gained his freedom from prison after 34 years.

06/15/2012

Police Sirens

3 Arrested After Concord High-Speed Chase Ends In Crash

A high-speed police chase that started when officers spotted a stolen vehicle in Concord Saturday night ended with a crash in Emeryville, a police lieutenant said early Sunday morning.

05/27/2012

Hillsborough burglary suspects Maurice Hayes, Janey Jackson (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)

2 Arrested In Hillsborough Home Burglary

Police arrested a man and woman suspected of burglary and parole violations in Hillsborough on Wednesday.

04/12/2012

A 2011 Photo of Charles Manson (California Department Of Corrections)

Mass Murderer Charles Manson Denied Parole After Skipping Hearing

The 77-year-old had said he did not plan to attend the hearing Wednesday, even though it could be his last opportunity to ask for freedom.

04/11/2012

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