California’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.
Steven Dean Gordon told authorities he and an accomplice raped and murdered five women while the registered sex offenders wore electronic tracking anklets.
Registered sex offenders in California don’t have to disclose their email addresses, Internet service providers, screen names and other electronic information to authorities as required by a voter-approved law, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
A parole agent supervisor told CBS13 that police are usually able to track down offenders who disarm their monitoring devices within 24 hours. But we found several in the area who have avoided police for much longer.
The 2012 law limited sex offender access to parks and schools, but it’s in process of being repealed after a unanimous vote on Tuesday.
Sex-offender parolees who remove or disable their satellite-linked tracking devices would face an increased penalty under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.
The number of paroled sex offenders who are fugitives in California is 15 percent higher today than before Gov. Jerry Brown’s sweeping law enforcement realignment law took effect 17 months ago, according to figures released Wednesday by the state corrections department.
As three Sacramento elementary schools get ready to combine and move into to a new neighborhood, concerns arise over the more than two dozen registered sex offenders living nearby.
About 2,000 paroled California sex offenders have no permanent home partly because of a state law that bans them from living near schools or parks. This Halloween, however, many will spend the night together under supervision from authorities who want to make sure they have no contact with children out trick-or-treating.
More than 1,000 addresses for foster homes run by the state Department of Social Services and California’s county agencies match addresses found in the state’s sex offender registries, according to a state auditor’s report released Thursday.
A two day police sweep targeting sex offenders in Yolo County leads to 13 arrests.
California corrections officials are about to change a core part of how the department monitors released sex offenders.