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.
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 Escapes Minimum-Security Facility At Folsom State PrisonState prison officials are seeking the public's help in finding a minimum-security inmate who escaped from Folsom State Prison.
Former State Corrections Officer Gets Year In Jail For Child Porn, Peeping ConvictionA former state corrections officer was sentenced Monday to a year in jail and five years of probation for possession of child pornography and peeping involving a 15-year-old female relative, Sonoma County prosecutors said Tuesday.
Multiple Murderer Dies Of Natural Causes After 28 Years On California's Death RowA man who was on death row for killing three store clerks during a robbery spree three decades ago in Southern California has died of natural causes at a prison hospital in Vacaville, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Charles Manson Marriage License To 26-Year-Old Nearing Expiration Without A WeddingCalifornia prison officials say the marriage license of Charles Manson and a 26-year-old devotee is set to expire without a wedding taking place.
Inmate Lawsuit Challenges Racial Lockdown Policy At California PrisonsA federal judge said Wednesday that he will consider whether California's policy of locking up prisoners by race violates the constitutional rights of the roughly 125,000 male inmates within the state prison system.
$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.
Allegations Against California Prison Employees Not Fully ProbedA state report found that California prison employees are not being as thoroughly investigated over allegations of wrongdoing since a federal judge stopped supervising prison discipline in 2011.
California Opens $24 Million Prison Mental Health CenterCalifornia prison officials are opening a $24 million treatment center for mentally ill inmates as they urge a federal judge to end his oversight of the state's correctional system.
California Spending Big On Healthcare While Shipping Inmates To Outside HospitalsHealthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.
Inmate Escapes From Tracy PrisonAuthorities were looking for an inmate who escaped a San Joaquin County minimum security prison.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Hanging In CellA death row inmate convicted of killing a 13-year-old boy has committed suicide, according to state prison officials.
Deal With Telecom Firm Could Curb California Prison Cell Phone Black MarketWith black market cell phones helping some of California’s most dangerous criminals stay connected to the outside world, corrections officials have announced a plan to block illegal cell phone calls by inmates.
Northern California Prison Doctor Earns $239K To See No PatientsCalifornia’s prison system, the nation’s biggest and most expensive with a $10 billion yearly budget, is paying a prison doctor nearly a quarter-million dollars a year – even though he treats no patients.