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Escaped Jail Inmate Missing For Over 2 Weeks Found At Homeless Encampment Near Rohnert Park

A minimum-security jail inmate who walked away from a work crew in Santa Rosa earlier this week has been located and arrested, Sonoma County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.

01/15/2015

(CBS)

East Palo Alto Man Jailed For Theft During Belmont Funeral Reception

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to two years of incarceration Monday for stealing a wallet while working as a caterer with his girlfriend at a Belmont funeral reception last summer, prosecutors said Tuesday.

01/06/2015

Alan Gross (CBS)

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross 5 Years Later

A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.

12/17/2014

Alcatraz.  (CBS)

Dutch Scientists Claim To Have Solved Mystery Of 1962 Alcatraz Prisoner Escape

Dutch scientists claim to have solved the mystery of the infamous escape from Alcatraz, and they say the Hollywood version got it all wrong.

12/15/2014

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Michael Lee Elliot Dies At Hospital

San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.

12/09/2014

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

Jail Break-In? California Drug Smugglers Get Arrested To Sneak Narcotics Behind Bars

Drug smuggling is up at many California county jails and one reason, sheriffs officials say, is that some parolees are getting arrested just so they can try to sneak narcotics behind bars..

11/29/2014

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

26-Year Old Woman To Wed 80-Year Old Murderer Charles Manson

Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.

11/17/2014

San Quentin student-inmates. (The Last Mile)

From Prisoners To Programmers — San Quentin Inmates Are Learning How To Code

A very lucky group of inmates at San Quentin are getting a high-tech break. They’re getting top-notch instruction in Java Script, HTML and CSS.

11/13/2014

Drako, a Belgian Malinois, sniffs along a row of prison cells. (CBS)

California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To Convicts

Calfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.

11/12/2014

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Hundreds Of Inmates Freed From California Jails After Voters Pass Prop. 47

A ballot measure passed by voters last week is already freeing hundreds of inmates from California county jails after their felony charges were reduced to misdemeanors.

11/10/2014

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