Inmate populations are falling in once-overcrowded California county jails since voters decided in November that certain drug and property crimes should be treated as misdemeanors instead of felonies.
Before she was sentenced, Superior Court Judge Alan Rubin gave Marilyn Hartman a tongue lashing.
A 30-year-old Simi Valley man is accused of selling heroin, according to authorities.
Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges on Monday for a three-year delay in their requirement that the state release thousands of inmates by year’s end to ease prison overcrowding.
A study that tracked California parolees has found no spike in arrests since responsibility for many ex-convicts shifted to local authorities under the state’s prison realignment law.
Authorities Friday said a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy will be arraigned next month on an assault charge stemming from an alleged incident with an inmate in July 2011.
Sheriff Lee Baca is hoping the public and store merchants will respond to a request for materials that will be used by county jail inmates to construct wooden toys and cloth dolls for needy children.
A controversial plan to transfer tens of thousands of inmates from state prisons to county jails starts this weekend.
A Southland man is accused of setting a car on fire with his mother locked inside.