Prison

(CBS)

Mexican Citizen Living In San Jose Gets 14-Year Prison Term For Conspiring To Sell Meth

A Mexican citizen has been sentenced in federal court in San Jose to 14 years in prison for conspiring to possess and sell methamphetamine.

08/01/2014

California Health Care Facility, Stockton (CDCR)

Union Claims Prison Employees Pressured To Fake Suicide-Watch Records At Stockton Medical Facility

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.

07/31/2014

(Sonoma County Sheriff's Office)

Sonoma County Jail Inmate Escapes From Work Program, Remains At Large

A 41-year-old inmate who escaped from Sonoma County Jail on Monday morning remains at large.

07/30/2014

Valley Fever Research

Feds Recommend California Test Prison Inmates For Valley Fever

Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

07/28/2014

(CBS)

San Jose Man Gets 4 Years In Prison For Selling Counterfeit CDs, DVDs

A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to four years in prison for his role in a copyright infringement scheme that involved selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs in Northern California.

07/24/2014

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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