California Panel Finds 'Extreme Racial Disparities' Calls For Overhaul Of Inmate Sentencing LawsCalifornia should allow all but death row inmates and those spending life behind bars without the chance of parole to request lighter sentences after they serve at least 15 years, one piece of a dramatic overhaul of the state’s sentencing laws that an advisory committee to Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended Tuesday.
California Urged To Move Inmates To Front Of Coronavirus Vaccine Line
California Inmates Some Of The First To Get COVID Vaccine This WinterSome states also have taken steps to reduce COVID-19 risks behind bars by releasing nonviolent offenders early.
Gov. Announces California Inmate Firefighters Can Become Professional Firefighters After Completion Of SentenceCalifornia's inmate firefighters will have a shot at becoming professional firefighters once they complete their sentences, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Friday.
California Seeks 3,500 New Inmate Releases Over CoronavirusCalifornia is planning to release within days as many as 3,500 inmates who were due to be paroled in the next two months as it tries to free space in cramped prisons in anticipation of a coronavirus outbreak, state officials said Tuesday.
California Court: Prison Pot Is OK — If Inmates Don't InhaleA California appeals court says it's legal to have small amounts of marijuana in prison — so long as inmates don't inhale.
Inmate Dies After Attack At California PrisonAuthorities say a California prison inmate has died after he was attacked by two other prisoners. It's the second death of a state prison inmate in two days.
Community Programs For California Inmates Bring More EscapesCalifornia's attempt to ease inmates back into the community is coming at a price: more prisoners, some with violent convictions, walking away before their time is up.
Judge To Decide Treatment Of Calif. Mentally Ill InmatesA federal judge is set to decide whether the heavy use of pepper spray by state prison guards against mentally ill inmates violates prisoners' civil rights.
California Inmates Riot At Private Prison In OklahomaPolice and ambulance crews were dispatched to a private prison in southwestern Oklahoma after fights broke out among California inmates held there.
Thousands Of Inmates Refusing State MealsPrison officials say that thousands of California inmates are refusing state-supplied meals to show support for a hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay State Prison to protest conditions there.