DA: Stockton Man Accused Of Fatally Abusing Infant Was Out Of Prison On Early COVID ReleaseProsecutors say a Stockton man facing child abuse and murder charges after the death of his two-month-old son had been released from prison early due to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19: California's Prison Population Drops Below 100,000 For First Time In Three DecadesAs a COVID-19 outbreak has raged within the California prison system, the population of inmates has fallen below 100,000 for the first time since 1990 as officials accelerated an early release program to ease the spread of the virus.
Study Links Spike In California Auto Thefts With Flood Of Inmates Released EarlyA new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.
San Francisco D.A. Challenges Sheriff's Early Inmate Release ProposalSan Francisco's District Attorney George Gascón sent out a letter on Thursday to the mayor and supervisors challenging a proposal by Sheriff Mirkarimi giving him full authority to grant early inmate releases from county jail using electronic-monitoring devices.