California Appeals Court Upholds Parole LawsA federal appeals court has upheld two California laws dealing with prison inmates' eligibility for parole, one that set conditions on parole hearings and another that gave the governor authority to block parole.
Gov. Brown Weighs Parole For Transgender InmateGov. 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.
Parole Considered For Killer Who Led Inmate Hunger Strike 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.
Parole Pondered For Killer Of California Man Buried AliveGov. 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 Blocks Parole For Ex-Mexican Mafia ChiefGov. 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.
California Making Sex Offenders Take Lie-Detector TestsFor 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.
Parolee-Only Job Fair Aims To Help Felons Break The CycleState leaders are hoping to keep neighborhoods safe by giving ex-felons jobs.
California 'Lifers' Leaving Prison At Record Pace 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.
Calif. Parole Board To Set Minimums For Life-Term InmatesCalifornia 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.
Parole for kidnapper portrayed in 'Alpha Dog' film 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."
New Calif. Law Punishes Sex Offenders Who Ditch GPS DevicesParoled sex offenders in California who cut off their GPS tracking devices will receive harsher punishments.
Former Manson Follower Denied ParoleGov. 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.