Parole

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison Realignment

Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.

03/20/2013

Folsom State Prison (CBS)

More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignment

he 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.

03/06/2013

Bruce Davis

Gov. Brown Denies Parole To Convicted Killer, Former Manson Follower

California Gov. Jerry Brown has denied parole for a former Charles Manson follower who has served more than 40 years in prison.

03/01/2013

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

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