California Prisons Could Soon Be Required To Add Vegan MealsCalifornia prisons could be the first in the nation to make a major dietary change for inmates.
1 Dead, 11 Treated For Overdoses At Mule Creek State PrisonAuthorities say an inmate has died and 11 others have been treated for suspected drug overdoses at a Northern California prison.
California Bills Seek To Ease Hiring Of Ex-ConvictsMore ex-convicts could soon be emergency services workers and in-home caregivers under legislation proposed in California.
Governor Brown Commutes Convicted Murderer's Sentence After Disputed Plea DealGov. Jerry Brown has commuted the sentence of a 57-year-old woman who's serving life in prison without parole despite a bungled plea deal that could have freed her decades ago.
California Inmate Death Investigated As Possible HomicideAuthorities are investigating the death of an inmate at a Northern California prison as a possible homicide.
Drones Dropping Drugs, Contraband Into NorCal PrisonsDrones are becoming a growing concern among jail guards in Northern California. That’s because people may try to use them to smuggle in drugs.
California Man Sentenced In DUI Crash That Killed 3A Southern California man convicted in a drunken driving crash that killed a grandmother and two teenagers has been sentenced to 45 years to life in prison.
O.J. Simpson Out Of Prison After 9 Years For Armed RobberyFormer football legend O.J. Simpson became a free man Sunday after serving nine years for a botched hotel room heist that brought the conviction and prison time he avoided after his 1995 acquittal in the killings of his ex-wife and her friend.
Prison Official Says OJ Simpson Moving Toward ReleaseA prisons official says it appears O.J. Simpson is being moved ahead of his release on parole as early as Monday from a prison in Nevada, possibly near Las Vegas.
California Lawmakers Look To Free Older And Younger InmatesTo ease overcrowding in state prisons, California lawmakers want to release more of the state's older prisoners and more of the inmates who were young when they committed their crimes.
4 Deputies Arrested, Accused Of Letting Inmate Throw Feces At OthersA California county sheriff's office arrested four of its own deputies who are accused of allowing a maximum-security prisoner to throw feces and urine at other inmates.
Transgender Prison Guard Sues California For DiscriminationA transgender prison guard is suing California, saying prison officials have discriminated against her and subjected her to a hostile work environment ever since she transitioned.
4 Inmates Injured In Large Fight At Tuolumne County PrisonSeveral inmates have been taken to the hospital after a large fight at a state prison in Tuolumne County.
High Court Juvenile Lifer Ban Spurs Wider Review Of CasesA U.S. Supreme Court decision triggering new sentences for inmates serving mandatory life without parole for crimes committed as juveniles has had a far greater effect: The ruling is prompting lawyers to apply its fundamental logic — that it's cruel and unusual to lock teens up for life — to a larger population, those whose sentences include a parole provision but who stand little chance of getting out.
What Can $75,560 Get You In California? A Prison CellThe cost of imprisoning each of California's 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year, enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer.