Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is spending $8 million this year on drug-detecting scanners and a new breed of drug-sniffing dogs while also employing strip searches on visitors suspected of carrying drugs.
California prison officials have confirmed that inmates can get married to someone of the same sex under certain conditions.
California corrections officials said Tuesday they will comply with a federal court order to move thousands of inmates out of two Central Valley prisons where an airborne fungus has led to widespread illnesses.
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.
One prison employee was accused of bearing an inmate’s child. Another was alleged to have sent nude photos of herself to an inmate’s contraband cellphone.
A new state report shows 67.5 percent of California prison inmates who were paroled in 2005-06 returned to prison within three years.