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.
State Board Denies Inmate's Early Release In Santa Rosa Gang Shooting A bid for early release on parole by Oscar Perez, a gang member convicted of attempted murder, has been denied at a hearing held remotely via Zoom, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced.
Family Of Brutally Murdered Portrero Hill Man Pleads To Keep Killer Without ParoleA man convicted of a heinous murder more than 40 years ago will soon be eligible for parole. But the victim’s family says the mere possibility that could happen is a miscarriage of justice that has victimized the family for decades.
Gov. Newsom's Proposed Probation Changes Would Tackle Car-Burglary ScourgeGov. Newsom is proposing to overhaul California's probation system, reducing the time a convict is under supervised release but increasing rehabilitation programs at the outset of the probationary period, when they're the most effective.
Refugee Paroled In California Murder Case Immediately Detained By ICEA Cambodian refugee who drew support from immigrant groups was released Monday from a California prison after being granted parole in a murder case, then immediately turned over to federal agents.
Newsom Blocks Parole For Charles Manson Follower Bruce DavisA third consecutive California governor is blocking parole for a former follower of late cult leader Charles Manson.
Stockton Woman Who Streamed Fatal DUI Crash Arrested With Loaded Gun During Traffic StopA Stockton woman who live-streamed a DUI crash that killed her younger sister and was recently released on parole was arrested early Thursday after officers located a firearm during a traffic stop.
Chowchilla Bus Kidnapper Frederick Woods Denied Parole AgainCalifornia officials have again rejected parole for the last of three men convicted of hijacking a school bus full of children more than four decades ago.
Court Denies Parole Request by Manson Follower Leslie Van HoutenA California appeals court on Friday denied the latest parole bid by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.
Infamous 'Ski Mask Rapist' Denied Parole At Hearing Under New State LawA man known as the "Ski Mask Rapist," who was convicted of more than two dozen rapes in the Bay Area in the 1980s, was denied parole at a hearing Wednesday under a new state law.
Oakland Police Changing Search Policy For People On Probation, ParoleThe Oakland Police Department will enact a new much more restrictive policy for searching people on probation and parole.
Gov. Newsom Reverses Decision To Grant Parole To Manson Cult Follower Leslie Van HoutenGovernor Gavin Newsom has reversed a recommendation to grant parole to Manson cult follower, Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted in the 1969 murder of grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife at their their home in Los Angeles, in 1969.
'Quentin Cooks' Program Teaches San Quentin Inmates Fine Culinary SkillsThe unique culinary program Quentin Cooks at San Quentin State Prison recruits professional chefs who volunteer to teach inmates cooking skills required to work in a commercial restaurant.
2 Teens On Parole Arrested For Robbing Elderly Woman In Home, Stealing Her CarPalo Alto police arrested two teenagers on probation for robbing an elderly woman in her home before fleeing the scene in her car on Tuesday afternoon.
Measure Allowing California Parolees To Vote May Be On 2020 BallotThe amendment announced Monday would affect nearly 50,000 ex-felons who currently are prohibited from registering to vote in local, state or federal elections.