California Supreme Court Rejects Early Releases For Violent FelonsThe California Supreme Court unanimously ruled Monday that corrections officials need not consider earlier release for violent felons, even those whose primary offense is considered nonviolent under state law.
Earlier Releases For Repeat Offenders In California Halted By JudgeA judge on Wednesday temporarily halted California's plans to speed the potential prison release dates for repeat offenders with serious and violent criminal histories under the state's “three strikes” law.
California Now Limits Medical Parole To Inmates On VentilatorsA new California policy could send dozens of quadriplegic, paraplegic or otherwise permanently incapacitated inmates from nursing homes back to state prisons.
Kern County Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate For Prison EmployeesA judge on Wednesday blocked an order due to take effect this week that required California prison employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Newsom Eases Gang Enhanced Sentence Rules In CaliforniaCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday approved limiting prison terms for those associated with street gangs, among several criminal justice bills restricting enhancements that can add years to offenders' sentences.
Some California Prison Workers Ordered To Get VaccinatedSome California prison workers who don't provide health care services directly but who may be exposed to the coronavirus will now be required to get vaccinated under a new state public health order released this week.
Vaccine May Be Requirement For All California Prison EmployeesAll California prison employees and inmate firefighters may be required to be vaccinated as the state tries to head off another coronavirus infection surge driven by the more contagious delta variant.
Auburn Woman Helping Facilitate Teaching Of Braille To Incarcerated CaliforniansAn Auburn woman is helping inmates learn braille so they can get help others, and get on the right track.
Coroner Investigates Deaths Of 2 California Prisoners – Including Man Convicted In Placer CountyA man previously convicted in Placer County was one of two inmates who died just days apart at a Southern California prison, authorities said.
Sacramento DA Schubert, 43 Other California Prosecutors Sue Over Prison Good Conduct RulesThree-quarters of California’s district attorneys sued the state Wednesday in an attempt to block emergency rules that expand good conduct credits and could eventually bring earlier releases for tens of thousands of inmates.
41 California District Attorneys Challenge Early Release Eligibility For 76,000 InmatesSacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and 40 other California district attorneys on Thursday announced a petition challenging the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's adoption of new regulations awarding more than 76,000 inmates an opportunity for early release.