Prisoners

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Harsh California Prison ‘Potty Watch’ Contraband Searches Are Mostly A Waste

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.

07/11/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison

Illicit Drugs ‘Rampant’ In California Prisons Despite Stepped-Up Searches

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.

06/21/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Golden State GM Bob Myers Spends Time With San Quentin Warriors

Some of the Warriors front office spent time in prison last weekend at San Quentin.

06/14/2015

A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin’s Death Row Is Running Out Of Room

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.

05/25/2015

Inmates at Chino State Prison

SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California Prisoners

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.

03/15/2015

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Attorney General Harris Files Papers Defending Death Penalty’s Constitutionality In California

California’s attorney general has filed court papers defending the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty.

12/01/2014

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San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot Program

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.

10/22/2014

Escapees

Report: 5 Inmates Escape From Madera County Jail

According to one report, as yet unconfirmed, five inmates have escaped from Madera County Department of Corrections in the Central Valley.

09/20/2014

condoms

Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk

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.

08/22/2014

Valley Fever Research

Feds Recommend California Test Prison Inmates For Valley Fever

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.

07/28/2014

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