Inmate Firefighter Training Center In Susanville Closing With Wildfire Season Looming What was once the nation’s largest state correctional system has shrunk to the point where officials announced Tuesday they will close one of two inmate firefighter training centers.
Gov. Newsom Tells State's High Court Death Sentences Are 'Infected By Racism'California’s process for imposing the death penalty “is now, and always has been, infected by racism,” Gov. Gavin Newsom declared Monday in a brief filed with the state Supreme Court.
California Ends Use Of Out-Of-State PrisonsThirteen years after California began exporting thousands of felons to private prisons across the nation, the last convict boarded a bus back to California on Tuesday.
Illicit Drug Use Up In California Prisons Despite Multi-Million Dollar ProgramDrug use appears to have increased since California began a multi-million dollar program to keep illicit drugs from reaching state prisons.
California GOP Lawmakers Introduce Bills To Counteract Prison RealignmentRepublican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown's prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.
San Mateo County Sheriff Critical Of Supreme Court Ruling On Prison OvercrowdingThe Supreme Court on Monday narrowly endorsed reducing California’s cramped prison population by more than 30,000 inmates to fix sometimes deadly problems in medical care, ruling that federal judges retain enormous power to oversee troubled state prisons.
Gov. Brown's Plan To Transfer State Prisoners Under AttackSan Mateo County already houses more than 1,000 inmates in facilities meant for just 834. Under the governor's plan, the county could be forced to house 40% more by year's end, something Munks described as a potential crisis.
State Prisons Scrap Labor Day Visits