Newsom Signs Bill Lifting Barriers To Inmate Fire Crews Pursuing Firefighter CareersStanding where firefighters have battled one of the many major wildfires burning across the state, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill Friday to remove barriers to inmate fire crews seeking careers as first responders once out of prison.
California Ups COVID-19 Early Inmate Release Estimate Amid ObjectionsState prison officials say as many as 17,600 California inmates may be released early due to the coronavirus.
San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Continues To Grow; More Than 1,600 Active Cases Among Inmates, StaffThe COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison continued to escalate Sunday with more than 1,600 active cases among inmates and staff.
Thousands Of California Prison Inmates Set To Be Released Because Of COVID-19 OutbreaksCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom is expected to announce the release of thousands of prison inmates in a move prompted by a worsening coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison and a number of other prison facilities.
Inmate Walks Away From Minimum Support Facility At Salinas Valley State PrisonThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation called for help from the public Wednesday to locate an inmate who walked away from the Salinas Valley State Prison’s minimum support facility.
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.
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.
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.