COVID: California Orders Some Correctional Employees To Get VaccinatedGuards, janitors, administrators and other California corrections personnel who don't provide health care services directly but who may be exposed to the coronavirus will now be required to get vaccinated under a new state public health order released this week.
California Department Of Corrections New Telecom Contract Reduces Inmate Phone Call PricesThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced Monday that it has reduced the cost of phone calls for inmates after signing a new, six-year telephone service contract.
Report: Transfer Of COVID-Positive California Prisoners Caused 'Public Health Disaster'The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation risked the health and safety of thousands of inmates and prison staff last year by transferring potentially COVID-19-positive inmates to San Quentin State Prison, according to a report released Monday by the state's inspector general.
Closing 8 California Prisons Could Save $1 Billion, Analyst Report SaysCalifornia, which has a declining prison population, could save more than $1 billion by closing eight lockups, the Legislative Analyst’s Office said in a report Thursday.
Court Orders Immediate Release Or Transfer 1,700 San Quentin Prison Inmates Over COVID OutbreakA state appeals court ordered San Quentin State Prison on Tuesday to immediately cut its inmate population by half, which would require transferring or releasing about 1,700 inmates, over the state's inability to manage a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the prison.
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.