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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.


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Calif. Parole Board To Set Minimums For Life-Term Inmates

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.


Actor Emile Hirsch portrayed Johnny Truelove, a character based on Jesse James Hollywood, in the 2007 movie "Alpha Dog."

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.”


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New Calif. Law Punishes Sex Offenders Who Ditch GPS Devices

Paroled sex offenders in California who cut off their GPS tracking devices will receive harsher punishments.


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Former Manson Follower Denied Parole

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.


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Job Market Skill Gaps In Sacramento

Three major skill gaps in Sacramento are currently providing job opportunities: nursing, security and criminal justice.


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Sacramento Sees Continued High Job Vacancies Within Criminal Justice

Criminal justice continues to be a burgeoning field for job seekers.


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Sheriff’s Deputies Search Drainage Canal For Parole Suspect

The search is on for an armed suspect who forced deputies to shut down part of a Sacramento neighborhood Saturday afternoon.


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Supreme Court Rules Against Life Without Parole For Young Criminals

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that it is unconstitutional for state laws to require juveniles convicted of murder to be sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.


22-month-old Aaron died after being slammed into the ground repeatedly by Christopher Fowler in 1983.

Plea From Victim’s Family Keeps Killer Behind Bars

WOODLAND (CBS13) — The convicted murderer who killed a 22-month-old baby almost three decades ago will remain in prison for several more years after the victim’s family appealed the parole board’s decision to set him […]


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Lawmaker Seeks Change After Dugard Case

A state senator is seeking to change California law as a result of the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping.


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Judges Grant Parole To Mother Who Killed Sons

An appeal panel has granted parole to a woman who has spent 25 years in prison for murdering her two sons, overturning a decision by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2009 to keep her behind bars.