Panel Calls For Overhaul Of California's Sentencing LawsCalifornia should allow all but death row inmates and those serving life-without-parole to request lighter sentences after serving at least 15 years as part of a dramatic overhaul of the state's sentencing laws recommended Tuesday by an advisory committee to Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Lawsuit Filed Over Rectal Exams For California Prison GuardsNearly 200 current and former California correctional officers have filed a lawsuit alleging that they were forced to take unnecessary rectal exams that amounted to sexual assault.
Officials: California Inmate Slain By 2 Fellow PrisonersA California prison inmate has been killed in an attack by two other inmates, corrections officials said Wednesday.
Inmate Omar Orane Stabbed To Death At Central California PrisonAn inmate was stabbed to death at a Central California prison, authorities said Monday.
District Attorneys Say Victims Are Not Being Heard Ahead Of Convicted Inmates' Early ReleaseThe state says they need to protect the inmates and staff from COVID-19 and mitigate the spread. But some say that comes at a cost: the victims' voice.
Ex-Californian Pleads Not Guilty In Terrorism CaseA former California prison counselor pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he lied to the FBI during an international anti-terrorism investigation.
California Governor Cautious On Earlier Release Of InmatesOne inmate and five employees in California’s massive prison system have tested positive for coronavirus, leading to increased pressure Monday on corrections officials to begin releasing some of the state’s 123,000 convicts early.
Parolee-Only Job Fair Aims To Help Felons Break The CycleState leaders are hoping to keep neighborhoods safe by giving ex-felons jobs.
High Court Won't Delay Release Of Calif. InmatesThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday paved the way for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by year's end despite warnings by Gov. Jerry Brown and other state officials that a public safety crisis looms if they're forced to open the prison gates.
California Prison System Under Federal Review For Anti-Psychotic Drug SpendingUnder federal court oversight, California's prison mental health system has been spending far more on anti-psychotic drugs than other states with large prison systems, raising questions about whether patients are receiving proper treatment.
California To Send More Inmates To Other StatesCalifornia is set to send another 5,000 inmates to private prisons to reduce crowding in state-run lockups.