Death Penalty Upheld For Inmate Accused Of 1985 San Quentin Prison Guard MurderThe California Supreme Court in San Francisco on Monday upheld the death penalty of a San Quentin State Prison inmate for the murder of a prison guard in 1985.
3rd Inmate Killed In Central California Prison In 3-Month PeriodOfficials at a Central California state prison are investigating the third suspected inmate homicide there in three months.
California Transgender Inmate Ends Lawsuit Against Prison, Awaits State-Funded SurgeryA transgender California inmate is dropping her lawsuit against prison officials while they decide if she will be provided with state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.
Board Denies Parole To 'San Francisco Witch Killer'One of two so-called "San Francisco witch killers" has been denied parole. A parole board on Wednesday said 73-year-old Suzan Carson was unfit for early release.
San Quentin Offering Prisoners Yoga To Aid RehabilitationPrisons can be described as many things, but "peaceful" is not usually one of them.
California To Release Plan To Use 1 Drug In ExecutionsCalifornia is set to release plans to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, a change that comes nearly a decade after the state last put an inmate to death.
Photograph & Christmas Cards Proves 1962 Alcatraz Escapees Survived, Family SaysNew evidence in a History Channel documentary could help investigators crack the infamous Alcatraz prison escape.
California May Allow Inmate Firefighters With Violent PastsCalifornia officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.
No Spike In Crime From California Prison Realignment; Re-Arrest Rates, Costs SteadyThe nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California says landmark changes to California's criminal justice system four years ago have not saved the state money or reduced the rate of re-arrests for convicts.
Reduction In Use Of ‘Potty Watches’ To Recover Drugs, Smuggled Items In CA Prisons Has Positive ResultsPotty watches are used to recover drugs, weapons, cellphones and other contraband that inmates are believed to have swallowed or concealed in body cavities.
Hayward Man Sentenced To 10 Years Prison On Child Porn ChargesA Hayward man has been sentenced by a U.S. District Judge in San Francisco to more than 10 years in prison for receiving child pornography and traveling with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, the acting United States Attorney said Tuesday.
California To End Unlimited Solitary Confinement Of Gang Members In State PrisonsCalifornia is ending its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.