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Ex-Marine Itzcoatl “Izzy” Ocampo committed suicide in his jail cell, says his attorney. (CBS)

Lawyer: Homeless Murders Suspect Died After Eating Ajax

A man awaiting trial for the murders of 4 homeless men committed suicide in his jail cell by eating Ajax, according to his attorney.

11/29/2013

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AP: Violence In Jail Against Inmates, Guards Increases Following Reforms

County jails that account for the vast majority of local inmates in California have seen a marked increase in violence since they began housing thousands of offenders who previously would have gone to state prisons.

11/28/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Convict Who Inspired CA’s 3 Strikes Law Released

A man whose long rap sheet inspired California’s three strikes law is back living in Fresno after being released under the state’s prison realignment law.

11/24/2013

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Northern California State Prison Guard Hospitalized Following Inmate Attack

A correctional officer is hospitalized in fair condition after he was slashed in the head and neck with an inmate-made weapon at a Northern California state prison.

11/18/2013

Gov. Brown admits to overcrowding in the prison system but will continue to fight in court to prevent prisoner releases. (Getty Images)

Governor Says No Easy Answers On Troubled Prisons

Gov. Jerry Brown said problems remain in California’s prison system, even as he argues that conditions have improved so much that the state should take over control from the federal courts.

10/24/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.  (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

California Prisons To Change Pepper Spray Rules

California prison officials said Wednesday that they will change the rules for using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates, as a federal judge considers whether current practices violate inmates’ civil rights.

10/23/2013

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Federal Judges Extend Deadline For Calif. To Reduce Prison Population

Federal judges are giving California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.

10/21/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk past their bunk beds in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Rejects Calif. Inmate Crowding Appeal

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected California’s appeal of a lower-court order that could force the state to release thousands of California prison inmates before they complete their sentences.

10/15/2013

Rapper and actor Ja Rule attends the game between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center on January 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

With New Film, Rapper Ja Rule Looks Ahead After Prison

Ja Rule, who recently spent nearly two years behind bars for illegal gun possession, landed a role in a new movie because screenwriter Galley Molina empathized with the rapper’s missteps.

10/02/2013

Gov. Jerry Brown (Credit: CBS13)

Gov. Brown, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On Reducing State’s Prison Population

Gov. Jerry Brown and the four legislative leaders reached a compromise Monday on reducing the state’s prison population, agreeing to ask a panel of federal judges to extend the end-of-the-year deadline on releasing thousands of inmates.

09/09/2013

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UPDATED: Calif. Inmates End Two-Month Hunger Strike

California inmates on Thursday ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on complaints about the treatment.

09/05/2013

Ryan Haley (Credit: Citrus Heights P.D.)

Serial Molester Sentenced To Hundreds Of Years In Prison

A Citrus Heights man has been sentenced to hundreds of years behind bars for repeatedly molesting children.

09/03/2013

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