Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.
A killer and reputed gang leader who helped lead a series of hunger strikes that at one point involved thousands of California inmates is up for parole.
Gov. Jerry Brown was deciding Friday whether to block parole for the killer of a developmentally disabled California man who was buried alive.
Gov. Jerry Brown blocked parole for a former leader of the notorious Mexican Mafia prison gang who has turned on his former comrades and now aids law enforcement.
For the first time, California is making paroled sex offenders take periodic lie-detector tests in response to several high-profile cases involving parolees who raped and killed.
State leaders are hoping to keep neighborhoods safe by giving ex-felons jobs.
For decades, California’s criminal justice policies ensured that murderers and others sentenced to life, with the possibility of parole, could expect to die in prison. And most of the time, they did.
California has settled legal action by a prisoner who said his parole applications were routinely and unjustifiably denied, an agreement that could bring about earlier releases for inmates who have been sentenced to terms up to life but remain eligible for parole.
California’s parole board has voted to release one of the men convicted of kidnapping a 15-year-old boy murdered over a drug debt, a slaying that inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”
Paroled sex offenders in California who cut off their GPS tracking devices will receive harsher punishments.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday reversed a parole board and denied the release of a former Charles Manson follower who has served more than 40 years in prison.
Three major skill gaps in Sacramento are currently providing job opportunities: nursing, security and criminal justice.