LA County Sheriff Speaks Out About New Policy That Allows ICE To Detain, Deport InmatesThe policy is not sitting well with critics.
Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting RightsCalifornia restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.
California's Invasive 'Contraband Watch' Often Yields LittleInmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course.
Inmate Stabbed, 3 More Hurt In Reported Fight At Men's Central JailFire officials say as many as 10 inmates may have been hurt in a reported fight at the Men's Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles.
Judge Approves Settlement In Disabled Inmates CaseA federal judge approved a sweeping settlement Monday mandating improvements for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility at Los Angeles County jails.
Judge Outlines Plan For California To Regain Prison ControlA federal judge has outlined a plan for California to end nearly a decade of federal control over its prison health care system.
Inmates Who Work State Prisons Could Get Out EarlyThe settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.
Agreement: L.A. Jails To Improve Wheelchair AccessA federal judge has given initial approval to an agreement that requires the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to improve conditions in its jails for inmates using wheelchairs and others with impaired mobility.
California Plans Death Row Mental Health Unit The planned construction responds to a judge's finding in December that mentally ill inmates on death row lack proper treatment.
Supreme Court Ruling On Disabled Parolees Could Leave Calif. Taxpayers Liable For Jail ProblemsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that California bears responsibility for nearly 2,000 disabled parolees housed in county jails.
State Corrections Officials Acknowledge Some Prisoners Are Being Released Early To Reduce OvercrowdingThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials have acknowledged that some low-level, nonviolent prisoners are being released early under a federal court order to reduce the inmate population.
Counties Tell Brown They Need Money For Realignment LawGov. Jerry Brown has quietly visited 10 California counties this year to see how they are faring under his three-year-old realignment law, which dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.