3rd California Prison Has Coronavirus-Related Inmate DeathA third California state prison has had an inmate die of suspected coronavirus as fatalities spread beyond what had been the prisons' epicenter for such deaths, officials said Friday.
1st Female California Inmate Dies Of Coronavirus; 14 Inmate Deaths Now RecordedCalifornia prisons now have 14 inmate deaths tied to the coronavirus, officials said Thursday, including the first outside the one prison where 13 inmates have died.
Newsom: Shrink Prisons To Help Cut BudgetGov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to significantly shrink the footprint of California's prison system, partly because of massive budget cuts prompted by the pandemic but also because of philosophy.
Child Sex Abuser Being Held At California Prison Gets Early Release Due To CoronavirusA judge Tuesday said he'd grant early release to a federal inmate who is eight months away from completing his 10-year sentence for sexually abusing five girls because of the man's unusual vulnerability to contracting the coronavirus.
Resolution Seeks Wage Increase For California InmatesCalifornia inmates could soon earn more money for their work. 
Firm Sues California Over Ban On Private PrisonsA private prison firm that just won multibillion-dollar contracts to run federal immigration detention centers in California sued the state on Monday, claiming that a new ban on for-profit lockups in California is unconstitutional.
Documents Reveal Sexual Abuse At California Women’s PrisonsWhile the number of dismissals for sexual misconduct are extremely rare among the roughly 26,000 correctional officers who work at California prisons, inmate advocates say sexual abuse by staff is more rampant than the records show because few officers get reported or investigated.
California Halts Prison Gang Peacemaking EffortCalifornia prison officials have halted an experiment aimed at forcing warring prison gangs to get along.
California Youth Prisons Chief Departs, Cites Health ReasonsThe director of California's juvenile prison system is leaving just as the state shifts to a greater focus on rehabilitation.
New California Law Frees Man Facing Life In Prison Term For BurglaryA man facing the rest of his life in prison for a "three strikes" conviction has been released under a new California law allowing a second look at such sentences.
Experimental California Diversion Program Lets Victims Confront OffendersCalifornia officials are experimenting with a new diversion program for criminals that includes having victims directly confront their offenders.