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Transgender Inmate Pleads For California’s First Sex Reassignment Surgery In Prison

Attorneys representing a transgender prison inmate on Wednesday asked a federal judge to stick with his order that California officials must immediately provide the inmate with sex reassignment surgery.

04/23/2015

Lawrence Phillips #33 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Andy Lyons /Allsport/Getty Images)

Former 49ers Running Back Lawrence Phillips’ Cellmate Death Ruled Homicide

The death of a man sharing a prison cell with former NFL running back Lawrence Phillips was ruled a homicide by strangulation.

04/17/2015

Lawrence Phillips #33 of the San Francisco 49ers carries the ball during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. (Andy Lyons /Allsport/Getty Images)

Former 49ers Running Back Lawrence Phillips Suspected Of Killing Prison Cellmate

Former San Francisco 49ers running back Lawrence Phillips is suspected of killing his cellmate in a Central California prison.

04/13/2015

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Monterey County Man Gets 60 Years For Convincing Children To Make Porn

A 41-year-old man from Monterey County has been sentenced to 60 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to enticing four children in upstate New York to make online pornography.

04/09/2015

All smiles as The Last Mile grads are joined by their tech mentors (including MC Hammer in the top row) on Demo Day. (CBS)

‘The Last Mile’ Transforms San Quentin Inmates Into Tech Entrepreneurs

Unlike the movie with the same name about a group of hopeless death row inmates, The Last Mile is the first-ever business incubator to operate behind bars.

04/01/2015

A Fairfield police cruiser. (CBS)

You Could Pay For A Violent Sex Offender To Live In A Luxury 4-Bedroom Fairfield Home With Pool

A high-risk sex offender wants to live in an upper middle-class Fairfield neighborhood, but residents are less than pleased about it.

03/20/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California Prisoners

A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.

03/15/2015

Officer Geoffrey Graves (San Jose Police Dept.)

Threat Of Life In Prison Prompts San Jose Police Officer To Attempt Plea Change In Rape Case

A San Jose police officer accused of raping a woman at a hotel room in 2013 was remanded to jail Wednesday after trying to change his plea to no contest when prosecutors filed five new enhancements that could land him with life in prison.

03/11/2015

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‘Revenge Porn’ Website’s 28-Year-Old NorCal Founder Pleads Guilty To Posting Stolen Nude Photos

The operator of a defunct “revenge porn” website that posted stolen nude photos has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Los Angeles.

02/26/2015

Sgt. Ian Furminger and Officer Edmund Robles and their attorneys in federal court, February 28, 2014. (Sketch by Vicki Behringer)

Veteran San Francisco Police Officer Sentenced To More Than 3 Years In Federal Prison

A former SFPD sergeant was sentenced to 41 months in prison for corruption in a federal court on Monday after being convicted of four charges related to a scheme to steal money and property seized during searches and arrests in 2009.

02/23/2015

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