A California parole agent was accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another. Numerous corrections department employees allegedly had sex with inmates, including juveniles.
Layoff notices are being sent to more than 500 California prison employees. The inmate population has seen a drastic decrease thanks to a federal court order that demands lower level offenders be transferred to county jails.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined city officials in speaking out against California’s plan to move state prisoners to local jails to relieve overcrowding.
City officials Tuesday argued over whether the state’s move to shift responsibility for low-level criminals to counties will create a “public safety nightmare” and lead to “massive early releases” of prisoners who should be kept behind bars.
A lawsuit alleging the government was negligent in exposing a man to a potentially deadly disease while he was incarcerated in California could go to trial as early as next year, after a federal judge refused to dismiss most of the case.