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.
Criminals serving long prison sentences for offenses they committed as teenagers would have an earlier chance for freedom under a bill working its way through the Legislature.
The head of California’s prison system said Tuesday a court order to evacuate thousands of inmates from two Central Valley lockups hit hard by an infectious disease could lead to racial conflicts elsewhere.
A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.
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.