San Quentin Among Aging California Prisons That Need Major Fixes, Study FindsCalifornia's 12 oldest prisons, some dating to the mid-1800s, need major repairs or replacements if they are to continue housing about a third of the state's inmate population.
Parole Agent Creates Path For Former Inmates To Re-Enter Society, Stay Out Of PrisonWhen a person is released from prison, they can come back into a world that's changed dramatically. A Bay Area man has taken on the task of running a program to help former inmates re-enter society, and for years it's been a success.
Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer At Central Valley PrisonAuthorities say an inmate at a state prison in the Central Valley stabbed a correctional officer at a drug abuse treatment facility.
CDCR: Inmate Deaths On San Quentin Death Row Not RelatedState corrections officials don’t believe the deaths of two inmates who likely committed suicide at San Quentin State Prison this past weekend are related.
Prison Inmate Firefighter Turns Himself In After Walking Away from Minimum-Security CampPolice in Vacaville apprehended a prison inmate who walked away from the Delta Conservation Camp in Solano County on Saturday.
Transgender California Prison Guard Files Discrimination LawsuitA transgender prison guard is suing California, saying prison officials have discriminated against her and subjected her to a hostile work environment ever since she transitioned.
Prison Psychologist Says She Was Locked In With Dangerous InmateA psychologist at a California prison facility has alleged she was twice locked in a room with a dangerous inmate in retaliation for reporting mistreatment of LGBTQ inmates.
California Regains Control of San Quentin Inmate Health CareSan Quentin is the 10th of California's 34 prisons to be released from federal control as the state slowly makes progress toward improving conditions for inmates.
California Backs Off Easing Standard For Inmate FirefightersCalifornia's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters.
Gov. Brown Urges Employers At Oakland Business Forum To Hire Ex-ConvictsGov. Jerry Brown spoke about the benefits of prison labor and hiring former convicts Friday morning at the Bay Area Employers Forum in Oakland, urging local leaders to give ex-offenders a chance to earn an honest living.
$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous ProblemsA billion dollar prison medical clinic that's sitting half empty will start readmitting the state's sickest inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.