Even though they’re illegal in prison, dozens of cell phones confiscated from California inmates are now going to help victims of domestic violence in San Jose.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
A former Livermore golf instructor was sentenced by a judge Thursday to 27 years in state prison for sexually abusing three boys he was teaching and then trying to solicit someone to murder them.
Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.
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.
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.