California Transgender Inmate Ends Lawsuit Against Prison, Awaits State-Funded SurgeryA transgender California inmate is dropping her lawsuit against prison officials while they decide if she will be provided with state-funded sex-reassignment surgery.
Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper Seeking Release From PrisonThe last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of California schoolchildren is seeking release Thursday after nearly four decades in prison.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To California Death PenaltyA federal appeals court reversed a lower court ruling Thursday that found California's death penalty was unconstitutional because of excessive delays.
Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide In San Quentin PrisonA death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.
SF Explores Sentencing Panel Ahead Of State Prisoner InfluxThe large number of state prison inmates expected to inundate San Francisco county jails has city officials scrambling to reduce the number of prisoners it will have to house.
Bay Area Rehab Programs Brace For State's Plan To Free Low-Risk InmatesBay Area drug and rehab agencies may see an increase in clientele if the proposal to release low-risk offenders from state prisons to local jails goes through.