Behind Bars

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Exonerated Woman Eager To Be Officially Declared Innocent By State

Susan Mellen wants a formal declaration of innocence because it would force the state to pay her about $600,000 for her years of incarceration.


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Ex-Con Accused Of Being In Possession Of Loaded Firearm

Authorities say an ex-con accused of being in possession of a loaded firearm was behind bars this weekend.


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Whittier Family Fights For 3rd Time To Get A Rapist-Killer The Death Penalty

Thirty years ago today, Kimberly Gonzales was raped and murdered — beaten with a beer bottle and stabbed to death.


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LA Judge Tasked With Reviewing Three-Strikes Law Cases

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has started the process of reviewing cases of California inmates who are serving time under the three-strikes law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/25/2013

L.A. County Assessor John Noguez (credit: CBS)

LA County Assessor John Noguez Awaits Bail Hearing

Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez remained behind bars pending a bail review hearing set for Monday.


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Man Arrested In Connection With Burglary In Riverside County

Deputies say they have arrested a man in connection with a burglary that occurred about a week ago at a home near Riverside.


Shawn and Kelly Moreau fought to keep their mother's killer behind bars. (credit: CBS)

Siblings Fight To Keep Their Mother’s Killer Behind Bars

Kelly and Shawn Moreau have been on a single-minded mission the past five months.


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Deputies Arrest Man Suspected Of Breaking Into Calabasas Home

A suspected jewelry thief accused of trying to break into a Calabasas home was behind bars, sheriff’s deputies said.



Ex-Jail Worker Gets 10 Years For Distributing Child Porn

A former San Diego County jail counselor has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison for distributing child pornography.


Kimberly Rogers of Compton is accused of shining a laser point at an airliner and sheriff's helicopter. (credit: LA Sheriff's Dept.)

Compton Woman Accused Of Shining Laser At Airliner, Sheriff’s Copter

A 27-year-old Compton woman was behind bars Sunday on suspicion of shining a laser pointer at an airliner and sheriff’s helicopter.


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Sheriff: Riverside County’s ‘Most Prolific’ Robber Now Behind Bars

A 31-year-old La Quinta man was behind bars Friday and he has the dubious distinction of being named “the most prolific” robber in the county’s history, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department says.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2011

Officials Believe Georgia Prison Escapee Is Headed To Southland

Officials theorize that a 20-year-old Army private who escaped from custody in Georgia Friday is headed to the Southland.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/14/2011