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Prison Inmates

Report Finds It’s Too Soon For California To Control Inmate Care

A federal overseer says it’s too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

01/18/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Restores Alcatraz Graffiti Painted During Native American Occupation

The National Park Service has restored graffiti on Alcatraz that was painted during the island’s occupation by Native Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

01/14/2013

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Union City Man Jailed After Mailing 14 Pounds Of Marijuana To Nebraska

A California man has been given four to six years in a Nebraska prison for conspiring to sell marijuana.

11/01/2012

Christopher Butler

East Bay ‘Dirty DUI’ Private Investigator Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

The disgraced former police officer in Pleasant Hill’s sensational “Dirty DUIs” and stolen drugs scandal has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

09/26/2012

Prison Inmates

Study Finds California Now Spending More On Prisons Than Colleges

According to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.

09/07/2012

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Contra Costa County Receives Federal Grant To Keep Inmates From Returning

Contra Costa County has received a $750,000 federal grant to help paroled low-level offenders successfully re-enter the community and avoid returning to jail or prison.

08/30/2012

California Department of Corrections prison inmate firefighters remove burned trees from a highway.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Prison Realignment Program Could Cost California Inmate Fire Crews

California’s budget-saving prison realignment program could end up costing the state a third of its firefighting crews if a deal can’t be reached to keep inmates on the fire lines.

08/01/2012

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Eye On The Bay: Rock Reunion

Join Brian Hackney as he takes you inside Alcatraz for a one of a kind look at its history. He talks with former guards, inmates and residents about life on “The Rock” as well as the famous 1962 escape.

07/19/2012

Alcatraz Island (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Marks 50 Years Since Escape Of 3 Prisoners

For 20th century crime buffs, few capers match the intrigue and ingenuity of the “Escape from Alcatraz,” the 1962 prison break three inmates pulled off.

06/11/2012

(CBS)

Fremont Tech CEO Sentenced In Stock Fraud

The former CEO of a Fremont technology firm has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison in a multimillion-dollar stock fraud scheme.

06/08/2012

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