Inmates At Pelican Bay Prison Ask Guards To Keep QuietCalifornia corrections officials are handing out earplugs and telling guards to walk softly around some of the state's most dangerous inmates after inmates complained it's too noisy.
California To End Decades-Long Isolation Of Most Gang Leaders Behind BarsCalifornia agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
Court To Rule If California Death Penalty Is Cruel, UnusualNo one would argue that California's death penalty provides swift justice.
Legionnaires' Disease Sends Inmate At San Quentin To HospitalThe water has been shut off at California's oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of Legionnaires' disease, officials said Friday.
Stockton Inmates Train Puppies To Help People With DisabilitiesIt’s only been two weeks, but Warden Brian Duffy already knows he’s going to expand the program and get more dogs.
Illicit Drugs 'Rampant' In California State PrisonsCalifornia inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps state officials took this year to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect, though they are prompting criticism from civil rights advocates.
Advocacy Groups Critical Of State Board's Spending On Jail ConstructionSixteen different California advocacy groups are criticizing the way a state board is distributing $500 million for construction of local jails.
Inmate Found Dead At Calif. State Prison In Vacaville Officials are investigating whether the death of an inmate who went missing from a Northern California prison is related to a fight among prisoners earlier in the day.
Federal Judge Outlines Plan For California To Regain Control Of Prison Health Care SystemU.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco acted Tuesday after a court-appointed overseer reported that conditions have substantially improved since 2006.
Central California Prison Inmate Dies Weeks After Cell AssaultCalifornia corrections officials say an inmate at Corcoran state prison has died weeks after an assault from his cellmate.
Experts: Reducing Prison Populations Best Way To Keep Sex Offenders Safe Behind BarsCalifornia's extraordinary rate of prison homicides is rekindling a debate over whether the state needs to further reduce its prison population to ensure inmates' safety.
Sex Offenders Make Up 30 Percent Of California Prison Homicide VictimsCalifornia state prisoners are killed at a rate that is double the national average - and sex offenders like Ager account for a disproportionate number of victims, according to an Associated Press analysis of corrections records.