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.
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.
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.
A Mexican citizen has been sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 14 years in prison for conspiring to possess and sell methamphetamine.
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.
A 41-year-old inmate who escaped from Sonoma County Jail on Monday morning remains at large.
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.
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.
A gang member was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for killing a 3-year-old boy and wounding two alleged gang rivals in a shooting in East Oakland three years ago.
A quarter century ago, a San Francisco man was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison. Today, he’s spending his life trying to keep ex-offenders from winding up back behind bars.