Gov. Brown Commutes 9 Lengthy Prison SentencesGov. Jerry Brown has commuted the sentences of nine inmates, including a former prostitute convicted with her abusive pimp of first-degree murder.
California Sets Inmate Sex Reassignment RulesCalifornia prison officials are setting the first standards for which transgender inmates should receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery after spending years in court fighting to block the operations.
Prison 'Lifers' Being Released At Record PaceNearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.
California Seeks Judge's OK To Force-Feed Inmates State and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge's permission to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide hunger strike entered its seventh week.
California Seeks To Avoid Releasing Violent Offenders Due To Prison CrowdingCalifornia will seek to move thousands of inmates to private prisons in a last-ditch attempt to avoid releasing violent offenders to ease prison crowding, the state corrections chief said Monday.