Gov. Newsom Commutes 21 Prisoners' Sentences, Including MurderersGov. Gavin Newsom on Friday pardoned five people who already served their time and commuted the sentences of 21 state prison inmates, including more than a dozen convicted of murder or related crimes.
Federal Judges Urged To Free Thousands Of California Inmates At Risk For CoronavirusAttorneys representing California inmates late Wednesday filed an emergency motion asking federal judges to free thousands of infirm and lower-security prisoners to prevent what they predict will otherwise be the catastrophic spread of coronavirus.
Death Row Hatchet Murderer Of Elderly Central Valley Couple Dies At HospitalA handyman convicted in the hatchet murders of an elderly couple who employed him and who was sent to San Quentin's death row has died at an outside hospital early Wednesday morning.
4 Correctional Officers In Central Valley Prison Injured In Inmate AttackFour California correctional officers were injured while subduing an inmate who pulled a weapon on them at Kern Valley State Prison last weekend.
Peacemaking Effort Among California Prison Gangs Halted After Brawls, RiotsCalifornia prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along with each other after the inmates wound up brawling and even rioting.
State Prison Escapee Adam Beck Captured In San FranciscoA state prison inmate who walked away from a minimum security facility at Salinas Valley State Prison over the weekend has been captured in San Francisco.
Search On For Minimum Security Inmate Who Walked Away From Soledad PrisonA search is underway for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Salinas Valley State Prison Minimum Support Facility on Saturday.
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.