Gov. Brown Seeks To Delay Freeing 10,000 InmatesGov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday asked a panel of federal judges to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional inmates by year's end, granting him time to appeal the decision to the nation's high court.
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.
Judges Order Brown To Release Thousands Of California InmatesGov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by year’s end.
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.
Feds Won’t End Calif. Prison Oversight, Brown Faces Contempt Of CourtA federal judicial panel on Thursday denied Gov. Jerry Brown's request to lift a court-ordered prison population cap and threatened him and other state officials with contempt of court if they fail to comply.
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.
Proposed California Prison Overhaul Would Save $1.5B AnnuallyCalifornia prison officials want to halt a $4 billion prison-construction program and bring back all inmates held out of state as part of a wide-ranging department restructuring.
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.
California Prisons Remove Symbol Of OvercrowdingCalifornia prisons marked a milestone Friday, when officials said they had removed the last of nearly 20,000 beds that had been jammed into gymnasiums and other common areas to house inmates who overflowed traditional prison cells.
Program Offers California Inmates A Second Chance Through DivingAn innovative program is taking California’s felons and problem parolees, teaching them how to become highly skilled deep sea divers and keeping them out of jail.
Hundreds Of California Prison Employees Get Layoff NoticesCalifornia prison officials have sent layoff notices to 545 employees, including 140 guards, as the inmate population declines to comply with a federal court order.
State Prison Realignment Shifts 11 Thousand Inmates11,000 low-level offenders have been shifted from prison to county jails under the state prison realignment program and the governor is looking to cut another $1.1 billion from the prison budget.
California Corrections Officials Say Realignment Is Going SmoothlyState corrections officials say that after one month realignment has been going smoothly, but there is still a lot more work to be done.
California Prison Officials Warn Inmates On Hunger StrikeCalifornia prison officials are threatening to discipline thousands of inmates who are participating in a statewide hunger strike.