California Jails Use Kinder Approach To Solitary ConfinementAn inmate in solitary confinement at a California jail was refusing to leave his cell. The jailers' usual response: Send an "extraction team" of corrections officers to burst into the cell and drag him out.
Inmate Serving Life Sentence Reportedly Attacked Correctional Officers At Stockton FacilityOfficials are investigating an inmate attack on two correctional officers as attempted homicide.
Documents Reveal Sexual Abuse At California Women’s PrisonsWhile the number of dismissals for sexual misconduct are extremely rare among the roughly 26,000 correctional officers who work at California prisons, inmate advocates say sexual abuse by staff is more rampant than the records show because few officers get reported or investigated.
Could GPS-Tracked Sex Offenders Go Unmonitored During Power Shutoffs?The PG&E power shutoffs are raising new concerns: Could violent offenders on GPS tracking devices take advantage of the outages?
Experimental California Diversion Program Lets Victims Confront OffendersCalifornia officials are experimenting with a new diversion program for criminals that includes having victims directly confront their offenders.
California Ends Use Of Out-Of-State Prisons After 13 YearsThirteen years after California began exporting thousands of felons to private prisons across the nation, the last convict has boarded a bus back to California.
Gang Leaders Directed Murders, Drug Sales From Behind Barsuthorities charged leaders of a California prison gang Wednesday with orchestrating killings, drug sales and other crimes from behind bars in a case filed two weeks after a different prison gang was accused of organizing drug trafficking and killings from their state prison cells.
CDCR Officials Looking For Offender Who Walked Away From Custody Program On Day PassOfficials say she was last known to be headed south on Highway 99 at Fruitridge Road Tuesday night.
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.
California To Spend $2.5M On Arts Programs For Inmates For seven years, inmates at a Southern California state prison have learned to express themselves through acting, acquiring skills that actor Tim Robbins says can change their lives.
Former Sacramento Officer Prepares Future Officers To Avoid A Culture ShockAs a former corrections officer, Walter Blohm tells us what struggles new hires may face, and what comes after wearing a badge when you first step inside the jail.
Northern California State Prison Guard Hospitalized Following Inmate AttackA 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.
Video Shows Guards Pepper Spraying Mentally Ill Inmates In California PrisonsDisturbing video of a mentally ill prisoner being pepper sprayed is surfacing through an order by a judge to release six videos showing guards and inmates.
Fugitive Rapist Caught After Publicized SearchA publicized search for a paroled rapist who authorities say cut off his ankle monitor and harassed the family of his 80-year-old victim ended after he was spotted on a Palm Springs street.
Convicted Felons May Be Released Amid Fight Between State, San Joaquin County JudgesThe state says it needs almost a week to process an offender to determine if that person should stay in jail. But San Joaquin County judges don’t want to wait that long.