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.
An Oakland man was sentenced to 300 months in prison on Friday after he was convicted of producing and possessing child pornography, according to prosecutors.
Several organizations that promote voting rights have petitioned the state’s Court of Appeal to give convicted felons who have been placed under regional supervision as part of prison realignment the right to vote.
California prison officials took down 20,000 bunk beds that were crammed into prison gyms and day rooms to house inmates in illegally overcrowded prisons.
The state built a brand new $136 million hospital at San Quentin prison for some of the state’s worst offenders. But why were some inmates, including those on death row, being sent to outside hospitals for sleep studies?
California prison officials have sent layoff notices to 545 employees, including 140 guards, as the inmate population declines to comply with a federal court order.