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.
76,000 California Inmates Now Eligible For Earlier ReleasesCalifornia is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation’s largest state correctional system.
California Supreme Court Upholds Ending Adult Trials For Teens Ages 14, 15The California Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the state's 2018 law barring 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults and sent to adult prisons even for serious crimes such as murder, arson, robbery, rape or kidnapping.
California Correctional Health Care Facility In Stockton Receives COVID-19 VaccineInmates are near the front of the line for the coronavirus vaccine with vaccinations happening at the California Health Care Facility in Stockton.
Inmate Condemned In 1995 Torture Slaying Dies In Cell At San QuentinA California man sentenced to death for the 1995 torture slaying of an Orange County teenager died early Monday of unknown causes, prison officials said.
California Paid $400 Million In Unemployment Benefits To InmatesCalifornia sent about $400 million in fraudulent unemployment benefit payments to state prisoners, a state official said Tuesday, nearly triple the amount disclosed last week and a number that could grow as a criminal investigation continues.
Closure Of 8 Prisons Could Save California $1 BillionCalifornia, which has a declining prison population, could save more than $1 billion by closing eight lockups, the Legislative Analyst's Office said in a report Thursday.
California Inspector Says Lax Prison Enforcement Increased Coronavirus RiskCalifornia prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and even “perplexingly loosened” their policy just as cases were spiking, the state's inspector general said Monday.
Guard At California's San Quentin Prison Dies Of CoronavirusA veteran guard at San Quentin State Prison has died as a result of the coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 death of an employee at the California lockup where a large outbreak has infected staff and inmates, corrections officials said.
16th Inmate Dies At California Prison Hardest Hit By VirusAnother inmate has died at the California prison hit the hardest by the coronavirus, bringing to 18 the number of prisoners who have died statewide in the pandemic, officials said Thursday.