American Held In Iran Released On Bail Amid 18-Year SentenceAn Iranian-American serving an 18-year prison sentence in Iran for "collaboration with a hostile government" has been released on bail after staging a weeks-long hunger strike protesting his imprisonment alongside other dual nationals targeted by hard-liners, activists said Monday.
Transgender Inmate Name Changes Would Be Faster Under California BillState Sen. Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, said Tuesday that her bill, SB310, would let state prison inmates apply for the legal changes without first getting approval from several state correctional officials.
Wardens At 2 California Women's Prisons Retire Amid Abuse, Suicide ClaimsThe wardens at California's two major women's prisons have retired amid allegations of pervasive problems at both institutions, including sexual abuse of female inmates at one prison and suicides at the other.
California Supreme Court Allows Gov. Brown's Prison Population Reduction PlanThe California Supreme Court Monday allowed Gov. Jerry Brown's bid to put his plan to reduce the state's prison population before voters in November.
Coroner: Inmate Died of Natural Causes in Starving Dispute A Northern California coroner now says a state inmate died of natural causes amid a continuing dispute over whether the mentally ill prisoner essentially starved to death.
3 California Deputies Injured In Fight With Drunken InmatesAuthorities say three Santa Clara County deputies were injured during a fight with a pair of jail inmates suspected of being drunk in their cells.
Woman Who Buried Newborn Baby Alive Sentenced To 14 Years In PrisonA woman who buried her newborn daughter alive in a Los Angeles suburb has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison.
Inmate Killed At California State Prison-SacramentoAuthorities are investigating an inmate death at California State Prison-Sacramento as a homicide.
Governor Brown To Propose Ballot Measure Limiting Length Of Criminal SentencesGov. Jerry Brown is announcing a ballot initiative Wednesday that would change how long felons serve in prison and how many juveniles are tried as adults, according to people familiar with his plans.
Pelican Bay Prison Guards Promise To Keep It Down So Inmates Can Get More SleepDozens of prisoners complained that they were being kept awake around the clock by overnight welfare checks every half-hour.
California State Prisons Chief Departing After Overseeing Shrinking SystemHe took over a system that was once the nation's largest but faced a federal court order to reduce overcrowding.
Inmate's Death At Corcoran Prison Investigated As HomicideOfficials say his cellmate is considered a suspect, but has not been charged with a crime.

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