California Clears Same-Sex Weddings For Prison InmatesCalifornia prison officials have confirmed that inmates can get married to someone of the same sex under certain conditions.
Gov. Brown Dismisses Bid To Delay Fed Order To Reduce Prison PopulationCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown is dismissing a proposal by Democratic allies in the state Senate, who want to seek a settlement of a federal lawsuit that could force the state to free thousands of prison inmates later this year.
Gov. Brown Proposes $315 Million Fix To Prison OvercrowdingGov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to significantly reduce California’s prison population by proposing a $315 million plan to send inmates to private prisons and empty county jail cells.
California Seeks To Move Inmates To Private PrisonsCalifornia officials say they will seek to move thousands of inmates to private prisons in a last-ditch attempt to avoid releasing violent offenders to ease prison crowding.
Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution MethodCalifornia prison officials say they won't appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state's three-drug cocktail means of execution.
California Prisons Allegedly Coerced Sterilization Of Pregnant InmatesThe health care department for California's prison system is under fire, after reports that pregnant inmates were coerced into having sterilization surgery.
California's Prison Chief Says Hunger Strike Won't Help InmatesCalifornia's prisons chief says inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state's solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause.
30K California Prison Inmates Refuse Meals In ProtestCorrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Federal Judges Reject Gov. Brown's Plea To Delay Prisoners' ReleaseA panel of federal judges has rejected Gov. Jerry Brown's request to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year-end.
California To Comply With Court Order To Move Thousands Out of Central Valley PrisonsCalifornia corrections officials say they'll comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.
Calif. Prison Chief Says Judge's Order Could Lead To Racial ConflictsThe head of California's prison system said Tuesday a court order to evacuate thousands of inmates from two Central Valley lockups hit hard by an infectious disease could lead to racial conflicts elsewhere.
SF Judge Considers Moving California Prisoners Over Valley FeverAn attorney representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge on Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.
Court Finds California Erred In New Lethal Injection RulesCorrections officials made several "substantial" procedural errors when they adopted new lethal injection rules, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could further delay a resumption of executions in California.
More California Sex Offenders Go Missing Under Prison Realignmenthe number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department.
Court Says California Prisons May Have To Hire Wiccan ChaplainCalifornia prisons hire full-time chaplains and spiritual leaders to serve Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Protestant and Native American inmates.