Governor Brown Commutes Convicted Murderer's Sentence After Disputed Plea DealGov. Jerry Brown has commuted the sentence of a 57-year-old woman who's serving life in prison without parole despite a bungled plea deal that could have freed her decades ago.
California Inmate Death Investigated As Possible HomicideAuthorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a Northern California prison as a possible homicide.
Drones Dropping Drugs, Contraband Into NorCal PrisonsDrones are becoming a growing concern among jail guards in Northern California. That’s because people may try to use them to smuggle in drugs.
California Man Sentenced In DUI Crash That Killed 3A Southern California man convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a grandmother and two teenagers has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison.
O.J. Simpson Out Of Prison After 9 Years For Armed RobberyFormer football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided after his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.
Prison Official Says OJ Simpson Moving Toward ReleaseA prisons official says it appears O.J. Simpson is being moved ahead of his release on parole as early as Monday from a prison in Nevada, possibly near Las Vegas.
California Lawmakers Look To Free Older And Younger InmatesTo ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.
4 Deputies Arrested, Accused Of Letting Inmate Throw Feces At OthersA California county sheriff's office arrested four of its own deputies who are accused of allowing a maximum-security prisoner to throw feces and urine at other inmates.
Transgender Prison Guard Sues California For DiscriminationA transgender prison guard is suing California, saying prison officials have discriminated against her and subjected her to a hostile work environment ever since she transitioned.
4 Inmates Injured In Large Fight At Tuolumne County PrisonSeveral inmates have been taken to the hospital after a large fight at a state prison in Tuolumne County.
High Court Juvenile Lifer Ban Spurs Wider Review Of CasesA U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population, those whose sentences include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out.
Jail Official Sentenced To Prison After Denying Medical Care To Dying Diabetic InmateA former Oklahoma jail administrator was sentenced to more than four years in federal prison after the 2013 death of a diabetic inmate that the official allegedly accused of faking an illness.