Governor Brown Commutes Convicted Murderer's Sentence After Disputed Plea DealGov. Jerry Brown has commuted the sentence of a 57-year-old woman who's serving life in prison without parole despite a bungled plea deal that could have freed her decades ago.
CDCR Launches Email Notification System For Victims Of Violent CrimesThey new automated system sends real-time alerts to a computer, smart-phone or other digital device to those who have signed up. It gives them a 90-day advance notice of the release of an offender from CDCR’s custody.
Woman Charged With Hate Crime After Throwing Coffee At Praying MuslimsProsecutors have charged a San Francisco Bay Area woman with a hate crime after she was caught on video making anti-Islamic slurs and then throwing coffee and an umbrella at a group of Muslim men who had been praying at a park.
Cellphone Video Shows Confrontation Between State Worker, Two Muslim Men Praying In ParkA park employee soon comes into frame trying to stop the exchange when the confrontation turns physical.
California State Prisons Chief Departing After Overseeing Shrinking SystemHe took over a system that was once the nation's largest but faced a federal court order to reduce overcrowding.
California Corrections Officers Injured In Inmate Attacks At Represa FacilityState corrections spokesman Aaron Konrad says two inmates at California State Prison-Sacramento began stabbing another prisoner with a homemade weapon around 10:15 a.m. Thursday.
Review: Intoxicated, Off-Duty Prison Guards With Firearms A Problem For California CorrectionsOne correctional officer danced atop a bar while drunkenly flashing his gun several times at private citizens in the tavern. Another drunken officer pointed a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun at a citizen's chest during an argument.
Experts: Reducing Prison Populations Best Way To Keep Sex Offenders Safe Behind BarsCalifornia's extraordinary rate of prison homicides is rekindling a debate over whether the state needs to further reduce its prison population to ensure inmates' safety.
CDCR: Prison Gangs' Rumored Threats Against Officers Not CredibleThis year ends with highly publicized police shootings of unarmed black men, the murders of two NYPD officers and massive, sometimes destructive, protests across the nation.
Galt Private Investigator Arrested For Impersonating Peace OfficerA retired parole officer was arrested on Tuesday in front of Yolo County jail for impersonating a peace officer in order to obtain information on a case he's working.
UPDATE: Inmate Captured After Escape From State Prison CampA minimum security inmate who escaped on Tuesday morning from Ishi Conservation Camp, which is located just outside Paynes Creek in Tehama County, was taken back into custody about 10 hours later.
10 Hospitalized After New Folsom Prison RiotAt least ten inmates have been hospitalized after a riot broke out early Wednesday afternoon at the California State Prison, Sacramento, forcing correctional officers to open fire to subdue the melee, authorities said.