California High Court: Recreational Cannabis Law Doesn't Apply To Inmates In PrisonPrison inmates can’t legally possess marijuana under California’s law allowing recreational pot, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in overturning a lower court that found prisoners could have the drug as long as they didn’t consume it.
Riot At Soledad State Prison Injures Nearly 60 PrisonersDozens of inmates were injured in a prison riot in Soledad late Wednesday morning and guards fired nine rounds from a rifle as warning shots to break it up.
Guard Shoots, Wounds Inmate at Prison in TracyAuthorities say two prison inmates have been treated after one was shot by a guard and another stabbed during a recreational yard attack at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.
Brown Signs Bills Easing Crime Penalties, Boosting Scrutiny Of PoliceCalifornia is continuing a years-long easing of criminal penalties even as it increases public scrutiny of law enforcement.
1 Dead, Several Stabbed In Central California Prison RiotAuthorities say an inmate has been killed and several others were stabbed in a large riot at a prison on California's central coast.
$15M Drug Smuggling Crackdown In California Prisons Gets Mixed ResultsThe $15 million spent by California to thwart prison drug smuggling has generated mixed results, researchers found, as increasingly creative smugglers turned to tricks like concealing methamphetamine in a bar of soap or heroin under postage stamps.
Charles Manson Back At Central California Prison After Hospital StayManson, 82, was at California State Prison, Corcoran as of Saturday, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Cost To Modernize California Prison Medical Records Nearing $400MA massive project to modernize medical record-keeping for California prison inmates has more than doubled in cost from original estimates to nearly $400 million in just three years.
Report Finds NorCal State Prison Guards Saw Inmates As 'Wild Animals'Employees at a remote Northern California prison largely view inmates as "little more than wild animals" incapable of being rehabilitated.
Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison PopulationsFederal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.
California Deadline To Cut Prison Population Extended Once Again A panel of federal judges has extended California's deadline to cut its prison population to about 110,000 inmates until April 18, 2014.
Study Attributes Boost In Property Crime To State Prison RealignmentAuto theft increased significantly in California and other property crimes also rose after the state began an initiative resulting in more inmates being released early.
California Prisons To Hire Thousands Of Officers As Retirements Surge With the number of retirements on the rise, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking to hire thousands of officers over the next three years, despite a lower prison population.
California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray RulesCalifornia prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates' civil rights.
Judge Extends California Prison Crowding Deadline 1 Month The judges said in a one-paragraph order, without comment, that a court-appointed mediator needs more time to seek agreement on how the state should reduce inmate crowding.