Jessie Lee Cooks, Convicted In San Francisco 'Zebra Murders,' Dies In Prison HospitalOne of the infamous "Zebra Killers" who terrorized San Francisco residents in the early 70s has died at a prison hospital, corrections authorities announced Thursday.
Elderly Inmate Beaten To Death At Vacaville Prison Medical Facility; Cellmate AccusedAn elderly inmate serving a life sentence for second-degree murder was apparently beaten to death inside his cell at California Medical Facility prison in Vacaville and his cellmate was accused of the homicide.
Rapist-Murderer Roy Norris, One Of Notorious 'Tool Box Killers' Duo, Dies In PrisonRoy Lewis Norris, who was part of the duo known as the "Tool Box Killers" who were convicted in the brutal rape, torture and murder of five teenage girls in Southern California in 1979, has died at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville.
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.
Vacaville Prison Worker Sent Home For Wearing Trump T-ShirtA Solano County prison worker said he was sent home from work this week for wearing a t-shirt supporting President-elect Donald Trump.
Escaped Vacaville Inmate Apprehended In RichmondA prison inmate who escaped a medical facility in Vacaville earlier this week was apprehended Saturday at a Richmond home.
Vacaville Prison Inmate Dies After Being Found In Pool Of BloodA Northern California prison inmate found in a pool of blood has died, and officials say they suspect foul play.
Drako, The Contraband Cell Phone-Sniffing Dog, Reaches Milestone At Vacaville Prison Drako, a Belgian shepherd trained to sniff narcotics and smuggled cell phones, reached a milestone at his prison recently.
Vacaville Inmate Sues State For Sex Change SurgeryA transsexual inmate at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville has sued the State of California to pay for surgery to complete his transition to becoming a woman.