Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
A jail inmate suspected of trying to rob a bank after escaping from Central California work camp tried to escape again during a courtroom appearance.
Los Angeles man who posted a topless photo of his ex-girlfriend on Facebook has been sentenced to a year in jail for violating California’s new “revenge porn” law.
A 2011 California law that sends lower-level felons to county lock-ups to serve their time instead of state prison has caused a spike in narcotics smuggling in county jails, sheriff’s officials say.
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said more than 50 of his inmates have already been released from Sacramento County Jail, because under the law, they do not face felons anymore.
Sheriffs across the state immediately began implementing Proposition 47, which calls for treating shoplifting, forgery, fraud, petty theft and possession of small amounts of drugs, including cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines, as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
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Police arrested three people Thursday in connection with a home invasion robbery that led to the partial closure of a busy freeway in Roseville.
ACLU class action lawsuit settlement applies only to cases in Northern California.
Authorities say an inmate was declared dead after being found with a serious cut Christmas morning in his cell at a Riverside County jail, but it was later found he had suffered a medical problem and cut himself as he collapsed.
Fire officials say 11 people were injured in a kitchen fire at a San Francisco Bay Area jail.
A California soccer coach has been sentenced to a year in jail for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl after she fell asleep during a party at his home last year.