California has spent billions of dollars and endured years of federal lawsuits to improve conditions in its state prisons, but the problems it has been trying to correct are now trickling down to local governments as county jails deal with thousands of additional inmates.
Authorities say an investigation is under way following the death of a 29-year-old inmate at a jail in Northern California.
Investigators say a U.S. postal worker choked an 11-year-old girl who laughed at him for accidentally walking into a women’s bathroom at a park.
Three major skill gaps in Sacramento are currently providing job opportunities: nursing, security and criminal justice.
Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.
A man and woman are behind bars Friday after leading deputies on a chase on Highways 99 and 50 in a stolen vehicle.
A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to two years in jail for attempting to smuggle drugs into a courthouse jail in a burrito.
Authorities say a convicted killer who gained notoriety for having a murder scene tattooed on his chest received unemployment benefits while he was in jail.
A district attorney has been arrested for DUI. He was arrested, but never booked into jail. The DA admits what he did was wrong, but cops say not putting him in jail was right.
California prison officials say Facebook has agreed to work with law enforcement agencies nationwide to remove accounts set up by inmates, in part because prisoners are using the social networking site to stalk victims and direct criminal activity.
Former real estate executive Michael Lyon has been released to home detention, according to Sacramento Sheriff’s Dept.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration is scheduled to release its plan for complying with a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the state to greatly reduce its inmate population.
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