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Lawrence Denard (Oakland Police Department)

Gang Member Gets Life In Prison For Murdering 3-Year-Old Oakland Boy

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.

07/23/2014

Terry Anders (left) with a participant in the CityBuild Academy pre-apprenticeship program. (CBS)

Judge’s Trust Inspires Bank Robber To Turn His Life Around

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.

07/23/2014

Stockton Hospital Prison Inmates Healthcare

$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous Problems

A billion dollar prison medical clinic that’s sitting half empty will start readmitting the state’s sickest inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.

07/22/2014

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Strikes $3.5 Deal In Wrongful Conviction Of Man Who Served 18 Years In Prison

San Francisco’s city attorney is recommending the city approve a $3.5 million settlement with a man who spent 18 years in prison for a double slaying before a judge ruled he was wrongly convicted.

07/14/2014

female inmates

San Mateo County Approves Transferring Inmates From Overcrowded Jail To Alameda County

San Mateo County has approved spending $3 million to transfer inmates across The Bay to relieve jail overcrowding to Alameda County, where there’s more room.

07/11/2014

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Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison

Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.

07/08/2014

Two British tourists to Alcatraz said they took this photo of a ghost during a recent visit to the prison. (UK Daily Mail)

Tourists Claim Proof Of Ghostly Figure On Alcatraz

Alcatraz has been considered by some to be one of the most haunted places in America. A couple of tourists said they have photographic proof.

06/19/2014

High Desert State Prison

Prisoner From Contra Costa County Suspected Of Stabbing Fellow Inmate In Susanville

A Contra Costa County man who is an inmate at High Desert State Prison in Susanville is being investigated for attempted homicide of another inmate on Thursday.

06/06/2014

"Orange Is The New Black" (credit:  Netflix)

Cast of ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Talk Season 2

The cast has a few words about Season 2 of OITNB which debuts on Netflix Friday…

06/05/2014

George Jung talks to TMZ at San Francisco International Airport.

Notorious Ex-Cocaine Kingpin George Jung Out of Prison, Living In San Francisco

A man so notorious a movie was made about his life just walked out of prison. Ex-kingpin “George Jung” is now in San Francisco where he will finish serving his sentence.

06/03/2014

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