Prison

Inmate Escapes

5th Escaped Inmate Captured In Central California

Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.

09/21/2014

(CBS SF)

North Korea Sentences 24-Year-Old Bakersfield Man To 6 Years Of Hard Labor For Espionage

The court said Matthew Miller tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang’s airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the “wild ambition” of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea’s human rights situation.

09/15/2014

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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

(CBS)

UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ Wins Lawsuit After Reporting Unethical Study On Prisoners

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

08/13/2014

Bay Area resident Geng He at a news conference in San Francisco, California on August 7, 2014 following the release of her husband, Gao Zhisheng from a Chinese prison. (Jeffrey Schaub/CBS)

Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese Prison

Gao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.

08/07/2014

(CBS)

Mexican Citizen Living In San Jose Gets 14-Year Prison Term For Conspiring To Sell Meth

A Mexican citizen has been sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 14 years in prison for conspiring to possess and sell methamphetamine.

08/01/2014

California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CDCR)

Union Claims Prison Employees Pressured To Fake Suicide-Watch Records At Stockton Medical Facility

California prison employees were pressured into falsifying suicide-watch records at the state’s troubled new Stockton medical facility, endangering inmates and violating standards imposed in response to federal court orders, according to the union representing psychiatric technicians.

07/31/2014

(Sonoma County Sheriff's Office)

Sonoma County Jail Inmate Escapes From Work Program, Remains At Large

A 41-year-old inmate who escaped from Sonoma County Jail on Monday morning remains at large.

07/30/2014

Valley Fever Research

Feds Recommend California Test Prison Inmates For Valley Fever

Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

07/28/2014

(CBS)

San Jose Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Selling Counterfeit CDs, DVDs

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a copyright infringement scheme that involved selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs in Northern California.

07/24/2014

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