Justice Department To Phase Out Use Of Private PrisonsThe Justice Department says it’s phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found the private facilities have more safety and security problems than ones run by the government.
Juvenile Inmate Held At Campus Near Fresno Dies From Medical EmergencyAuthorities say a juvenile inmate who was having a medical emergency was taken to a Central California hospital where he died.
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.
Search On After Inmate Walks Away From Work Crew In Santa CruzThe Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work crew in Santa Cruz Thursday morning, a spokesman said.
Inmate Escapes Briefly From Custody Before Santa Clara County Court AppearanceA Santa Clara County inmate briefly escaped from custody before a scheduled court appearance in downtown San Jose Tuesday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Task Force To Investigate Misconduct Among San Francisco Police, Sheriff's DepartmentsFollowing separate allegations of misconduct by San Francisco police officers and sheriff’s deputies and irregularities at the Police Department’s DNA lab, District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday that he has created a task force to investigate the cases.
Manhunt For Jailed Child Molestation Suspect Who Fought Deputy, Escaped From San Jose HospitalA county jail inmate who escaped from Valley Medical Center Friday afternoon after he allegedly fought with and injured a deputy was arrested last year on suspicion of child molestation, a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Friday.
Man Who Escaped Monterey County Jail Still On LooseThe Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement officers are searching for a 23-year-old man who escaped from county jail in Salinas on Christmas Day, deputies said Sunday.
Inmate Uses Ventilation Duct To Escape From Monterey County JailAuthorities have issued a statewide Be on the Lookout report Thursday following the escape of an inmate from Monterey County Jail.
Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross 5 Years LaterA senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
SoCal Surgeon Removes Wrong Kidney From Prisoner; Receives 3 Years ProbationA California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner's healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.
5th Escaped Inmate Captured In Central California Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.