Oakland Approves Ban On Background Checks For Prospective RentersFollowing a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potential renters.
Cellmate Suspected In Death Of Kern County Inmate Serving Life SentenceLawrence Tate was found unresponsive late Wednesday inside his cell at North Kern State Prison. The 63-year-old was taken to a hospital where he died.
Inside Dublin Prison Where Felicity Huffman Hopes to Spend 2-Week SentenceNow that Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in a massive college admissions scam, attention has turned to where she'll spend her time behind bars.
San Francisco Tenderloin Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced To 3 Years In Federal Prison A 23-year-old San Francisco man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for illegally selling fentanyl in the city's troubled Tenderloin District, according to federal prosecutors.
San Quentin Among Aging California Prisons That Need Major Fixes, Study FindsCalifornia's 12 oldest prisons, some dating to the mid-1800s, need major repairs or replacements if they are to continue housing about a third of the state's inmate population.
'Operation Red Reaper' Busts Massive Nuestra Familia-Norteño Prison Gang Drug NetworkA state, local and federal undercover action named 'Operation Red Reaper' has busted a major methamphetamine distribution and violent crime network controlled by the Norteño street gang and the Nuestra Familia prison gang, authorities announced Wednesday.
Aryan Brotherhood Gang Members Charged With State Prison KillingsLeaders of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang were charged Thursday with directing killings and drug smuggling from within California's most secure prisons.
Family Asks Gov. Newsom For Prison Furlough For Father Of Oakland Boy Shot In HeadThe family of a 4-year-old boy trying to recover from a gunshot wound to his head is making an emotional plea to Governor Gavin Newsom.
Program Connects Released Prison Inmates With Welcoming Homes In East BayPeople who have been released from prison are ten times more likely to be homeless than the average person in the U.S., according to the Prison Policy Initiative.
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.
Carjacking Victim Recalls Terrifying Encounter With San Quentin EscapeeWhen Dang Nguyen saw a photo of San Quentin Prison escapee Shalom Mendoza, a chill went through her body. She had seen him before in a terrifying confrontation in a Home Depot parking lot.
Surveillance Video Shows Escaped San Quentin Inmate Stealing Car In San RafaelAn inmate who walked away from San Quentin State Prison work crew may be connected to a carjacking that happened nearby on Wednesday night, according to prison officials.
Brown Rejects San Francisco Mayor's Plea For Incarcerated BrotherGov. Jerry Brown issued 143 pardons and 131 commutations of sentence Christmas Eve, but San Francisco Mayor London Breed's brother was not among them.
AP Exclusive: Costly Plan Aims To Stem Inmate OverdosesA federal official who controls medical care in California prisons wants as much as a quarter-billion dollars a year to provide medication intended to ease a record increase of fatal drug overdoses among inmates.
Chief Prison Psychiatrist Says CA Gave Inaccurate Data For Inmate Mental CareThe chief psychiatrist for California's prison system is alleging that state officials provided inaccurate or misleading information to a federal judge and inmates' attorneys, giving the false impression that the system is properly caring for mentally ill inmates.