California prison “potty watch” contraband searches have been used 1,200 times in the last 2 1/2 years, yet reports show they produced results less than 41 percent of the time.
California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it’s unclear if the tough steps state officials took to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect.
Some of the Warriors front office spent time in prison last weekend at San Quentin.
San Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.
A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.
California’s attorney general has filed court papers defending the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty.
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
According to one report, as yet unconfirmed, five inmates have escaped from Madera County Department of Corrections in the Central Valley.
Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.
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.