Man Allegedly Tries To Break Into Jail In Solano CountyPeople are always looking for ways to get out of jail, but what about someone trying to get in? That’s what happened recently at a Solano County jail.
Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer in Fresno CountyAuthorities say a Fresno County jail inmate used a jail-made weapon to stab a correctional officer behind his left ear. The officer suffered minor injuries.
California Deputies Charged With Setting Up Fights Between Jail InmatesTwo Northern California sheriff's deputies and a former colleague were charged Tuesday with involvement in setting up jail inmates fights to gamble on them.
Pediatric Nurse Sentenced To 80 Years For Molesting InfantA San Diego judge has sentenced a pediatric nurse to 80 years in prison for molesting a 2-month-old boy and making lewd photos of a baby girl.
California Set To Award $500 Million To Jails In 15 CountiesCalifornia is set to award $500 million on Thursday to 15 counties for jail projects that are designed to help rehabilitate prisoners, such as classrooms, visitation and recreation areas or mental health and medical facilities.
California Jail Guards Charged With Beating Mentally Ill Inmate To Death, Assaulting AnotherSanta Clara County prosecutors allege in complaint filed Tuesday that the three assaulted inmate Juan Villa shortly before attacking 31-year-old Michael Tyree on Aug. 26.
Kentucky Clerk Who Fought Same-Sex Marriage Released From JailThe Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous reception from thousands of cross-waving supporters.
Kentucky Clerk Appeals Her Jailing Over Same-Sex Marriage LicensesA defiant county clerk is willing to stay in jail for her beliefs, but she'd prefer to be a free woman.
California To End Decades-Long Isolation Of Most Gang Leaders Behind BarsCalifornia agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
L.A. County Sheriff's Helicopter Chases Paraglider Seen Flying Over JailA midair traffic stop? Almost, as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's helicopter pursued a powered paraglider that had just flown past a jail, raising concern.
Advocacy Groups Critical Of State Board's Spending On Jail ConstructionSixteen different California advocacy groups are criticizing the way a state board is distributing $500 million for construction of local jails.
County Jail Populations Declining After Voter-Approved MeasureInmate 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.