Death Of Central Valley Inmate Being Investigated As HomicideCalifornia corrections officials say they are investigating the death of an inmate at a Central Valley prison as a homicide.
Woman Drives Vehicle Through Sacramento County JailAt 5:30 AM on Saturday, Sacramento Police Department received a call to Sacramento County Jail for a vehicle that drove through the jail's main lobby located on I street between 6th and 7th Street in Downtown Sacramento.
When Should Teens Be Tried As AdultsLuis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell.
Funding For New El Dorado County Sheriff's Building Beats DeadlineEntering the current facility is like going back in time. What was once the county jail is now used for evidence storage and cramped office space.
2 Jail Inmates On The Run After Escaping From Jail In San JoseFour inmates cut their way through the bars of a second-story window and rappelled down the side of a California jail using a makeshift rope of bedding and clothing before making their way clear of the facility, the Santa Clara County Sheriff's office said Thursday.
Lawyer: Venezuela Prison Guards Forcing American To Strip Naked, Exercise In HallwayShe added that the prison guards had violated Holt's Mormon faith by forcing him to remove his undergarments, which are similar to holy vestments worn in other religious faiths, such as a Catholic nun's habit or a Muslim skull cap.
Man Allegedly Tries To Break Into Jail In Solano CountyPeople are always looking for ways to get out of jail, but what about someone trying to get in? That’s what happened recently at a Solano County jail.
Inmate Stabs Correctional Officer in Fresno CountyAuthorities say a Fresno County jail inmate used a jail-made weapon to stab a correctional officer behind his left ear. The officer suffered minor injuries.
California Deputies Charged With Setting Up Fights Between Jail InmatesTwo Northern California sheriff's deputies and a former colleague were charged Tuesday with involvement in setting up jail inmates fights to gamble on them.
Pediatric Nurse Sentenced To 80 Years For Molesting InfantA San Diego judge has sentenced a pediatric nurse to 80 years in prison for molesting a 2-month-old boy and making lewd photos of a baby girl.
California Set To Award $500 Million To Jails In 15 CountiesCalifornia is set to award $500 million on Thursday to 15 counties for jail projects that are designed to help rehabilitate prisoners, such as classrooms, visitation and recreation areas or mental health and medical facilities.
California Jail Guards Charged With Beating Mentally Ill Inmate To Death, Assaulting AnotherSanta Clara County prosecutors allege in complaint filed Tuesday that the three assaulted inmate Juan Villa shortly before attacking 31-year-old Michael Tyree on Aug. 26.
Kentucky Clerk Who Fought Same-Sex Marriage Released From JailThe Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples was released Tuesday after five days behind bars, emerging to a tumultuous reception from thousands of cross-waving supporters.
Kentucky Clerk Appeals Her Jailing Over Same-Sex Marriage LicensesA defiant county clerk is willing to stay in jail for her beliefs, but she'd prefer to be a free woman.
California To End Decades-Long Isolation Of Most Gang Leaders Behind BarsCalifornia agreed Tuesday to end its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.