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Supreme Court Refuses To Overturn Ruling To Allow Baca Lawsuit

The ruling — which some are calling unusual — could leave Sheriff Lee Baca or any other top-ranking official subject to civil lawsuits.


Larry Darnell Howard (courtesy Calif. Dept. Of Corrections)

Inmate Back In Custody After Being Mistakenly Released From LA County Jail

Larry Darnell Howard is back behind bars after being released from county jail facilities earlier this week.


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Officials Say Convict Was Mistakenly Released From SoCal Prison

Prison officials say a state convict has been released by mistake in L.A.


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Death Row Inmate Admits He’s Guilty Of 1989 Cold Case Murder Of Teen

A California death row inmate has pleaded guilty to the 1989 strangulation of a 15-year-old Long Beach teenager.


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Sheriff’s Captain Probed For Reportedly Taking Pro Golf Inmate Out For Lessons

The captain who was in charge of the L.A. County sheriff’s station in Avalon is under investigation amid allegations that he had an inappropriately cozy relationship with a professional-golfer-tuned-jewel thief who was incarcerated on Santa Catalina Island, it was reported Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/05/2012

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Police: Spike In San Fernando Valley Burglaries May Be Linked To Early Inmate Release

Car break-ins have jumped to as high as three times the normal rate in cities like Tarzana, Encino and Van Nuys — and police say they may know why.


Anthony "Chopper" Garcia (courtesy LA County Sheriff's Dept.)

Dad, Girlfriends Face Arraignment For Cashing $30K In Jobless Pay For Convicted Killer

The father and two girlfriends of a convicted killer from Pico Rivera were faced prison time on Monday for cashing thousands of dollars unemployment checks in his name.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/05/2012

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OC Deputy Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Inmate

A five-year veteran with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sexual activities with an inmate.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/10/2012

Mayor John Solis of La Puente (CBS)

La Puente Mayor Blames Prison Realignment For Surge In Violent Crime

Mayor John Solis says a federal mandate to cut the inmate population in California prisons is to blame for a sharp jump in crimes in La Puente.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/12/2012

William Woodin (courtesy OC Sheriff's Dept.)

Inmate Wanted After OC Jail Break; First Such Escape In 20 Years

An Orange County sheriff’s official said the escape is the first at the Theo Lacy jail in 20 years and could be a troubling sign of things to come.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/05/2012

Thomas Kelley (CBS)

Deputies Catch SoCal Car Thief After Escape From State Prison In Fire Truck

An inmate who escaped from a state prison in San Diego County has been taken into custody, authorities said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2012

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Homicide Detectives Investigate Inmate’s Death Inside Lancaster State Prison

An inmate was found dead inside Lancaster State Prison Sunday, but few details were available as homicide detectives set out to investigate.


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Supervisors OK Plan For Inmates To Pay For Jail Stay In Riverside County

The Board of Supervisors tentatively approved an ordinance to require inmates to reimburse the county for the cost of their incarceration.



Charge Inmates To Stay In Jail? Riverside County Eyes $5M Revenue Boost

If you do the time in Riverside County, you better have the dime to pay for it.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–11/03/2011

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‘Austin Powers’ Actor Suspected In Prison Cellmate’s Murder

A bit actor who appeared in the first “Austin Powers” movie and was later convicted of gang rape, is now a suspect in the murder of his cellmate at a California prison.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/11/2011