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.
6 San Quentin Prison Inmates Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseaseSix San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of Sunday, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.
San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseasePrison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday
Inmates Riot At Maximum Security Prison In SoledadA riot involving 90 inmates at a maximum-security prison in Soledad Thursday morning sent two inmates to the hospital and injured others, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said.
Inmate In Vacaville Medical Facility Allegedly Tries To Kill GuardAn inmate at a state prison medical facility in Vacaville allegedly tried to kill a guard early Tuesday morning, according to prison officials.
Gov. Brown Credits Prison Inmates In Rocky Fire FightNearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.
California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner's Sex Reassignment SurgeryGov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner's sex reassignment surgery.