Gov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Right To Vote To Thousands Of FelonsUnder the new law, anyone convicted of a felony, but who is not currently in state or federal prison or on parole, is allowed to vote.
Al Capone Letter From Alcatraz Reveals Mobster’s Soft SideAn intimate letter he penned from prison suggests the ruthless racketeer could handle tenderness almost as skillfully as his Tommy Gun.
Woman Faked Suicide To Avoid Prison Sentence, Sacramento Prosecutors SayProsecutors say a Sacramento County woman feigned suicide to avoid a prison sentence.
Arrest In San Quentin Death Row Smuggling Attempt A 47-year-old Southern California woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs and cell phones to a condemned gang member on San Quentin’s Death Row.
‘NSYNC, Backstreet Boys Creator Lou Pearlman Dies In PrisonPearlman, credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and ''NSYNC, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive Ponzi scheme...
Justice Department To Phase Out Use Of Private PrisonsThe Justice Department says it’s phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found the private facilities have more safety and security problems than ones run by the government.
70-Year Sentence For Menlo Park Sex Tourist On 35th Trip To CambodiaAuthorities say a Menlo Park man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison for traveling to Cambodia to have sex with young girls.
Prison Sentence For Calif. Man Who Flashed Laser Pointer At Plane, Damaging Pilot's EyesAuthorities say a Central California man has been sentenced to six months in prison for flashing a large laser pointer at a California Highway Patrol plane last year, briefly damaging the pilot’s eyes.
Parole Weighed For Notorious San Francisco KillerCalifornia parole officials on Wednesday were considering whether to release a killer whose crime led to the creation of one of the state's best-known crime victims' groups.
Father Who Scalded Young Son With Boiling Water Gets 9-Year Prison TermA 44-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to nine years in state prison for his felony child abuse conviction for burning his 2-year-old son's hands in boiling water at a home in San Leandro in 2011.
12-Year-Prison Sentence For Man Who Tried To Support ISIS In SyriaA federal judge in Sacramento has sentenced a man to 12 years in prison for his conviction in a case alleging he tried to join Islamic extremists in Syria.
Former California Pension Fund CEO Given 4.5-Year Prison Sentence For BriberyA judge sentenced the former CEO of California's public pension fund to 4.5 years in prison after admitting he took over $200,000 in bribes.

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