San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
Report: 5 Inmates Escape From Madera County JailAccording to one report, as yet unconfirmed, five inmates have escaped from Madera County Department of Corrections in the Central Valley.
Bill Providing Condoms For California Prisoners Heads To Gov. Brown’s Desk Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill's author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.
Feds Recommend California Test Prison Inmates For Valley FeverFederal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.
$1 Billion Stockton Prison Medical Complex Reopens After Numerous ProblemsA billion dollar prison medical clinic that's sitting half empty will start readmitting the state's sickest inmates, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday.
Federal Judges Grant California 2-More Years To Reduce Prison PopulationsFederal judges are giving California two more years to meet a court-ordered inmate population cap.
Secretary Of State Sued Over Decision To Make Prisoners Ineligible To VoteSecretary of State Debra Bowen is being sued over a decision she made in 2011 that said tens of thousands of criminals who are serving their sentences under community supervision are ineligible to vote.
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California Senate Passes Bill Approving Condoms For Prison InmatesCalifornia lawmakers are approving a plan to hand out condoms in adult prisons, despite the state’s ban on having sex behind bars.
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.
Alameda County Probation Chief Concerned Over Massive Early-Inmate ReleasesAlameda County’s chief probation officer is expressing uncertainty over the release of state prison inmates ordered by federal courts.
Senator Feinstein Pushes To End Forced-Feedings At Guantanamo BayThe chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee says she’s against the force-feeding of hunger strikers at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and she’s expressed her concerns to the secretary of defense.
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.
Vulnerable Inmates Ordered Out Of 2 California Prisons Over Disease OutbreakValley fever is spreading so quickly through two Central California prisons that a medical expert is recommending the state act quickly to stem the outbreak or shut the institutions down.
San Quentin Inmates Give $36K To Bay Area Crime Victims' GroupsInmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.