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.
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.
A California man has been given four to six years in a Nebraska prison for conspiring to sell marijuana.
The disgraced former police officer in Pleasant Hill’s sensational “Dirty DUIs” and stolen drugs scandal has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
According to a report from non-profit watchdog California Common Sense, the state now spends more on prisons than universities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The former CEO of a Fremont technology firm has been sentenced to 21 years in federal prison in a multimillion-dollar stock fraud scheme.