A career criminal who allegedly robbed six businesses in the San Fernando Valley was part of California’s early release prison program, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Allegations and litigation continue to dog Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, who has acknowledged being out of touch about problems in his jails and failing to reform his massive department that oversees the largest county jail system in the nation.
The jails in Riverside County east of Los Angeles were finally catching up with the region’s rapid growth when state lawmakers passed legislation that assigned thousands of inmates who would have gone to prison to their local lock-ups instead.
A company that supplies California prisons with pay phones is installing technology to disable cell phones.
A new report says male or female clothes and medical care — including hormone treatments — will be available to the section’s transgender detainees.
The Men’s Central Jail, which has been long plagued by allegations of violence and abuse against inmates, could be closed by next year by releasing thousands of low-risk offenders into community supervision programs and upgrading existing facilities elsewhere.
A reentry center in Long Beach is providing a bridge for ex-cons in transitioning from incarceration back into the community.
As the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department faces allegations of brutality in its jails, Sheriff Lee Baca is reportedly thinking about shutting down part of the old men’s facility.
More than 700 million people use Facebook – among them are some of California’s most-hardened prisoners. CBS2’s Jeff Nguyen recently visited local prisons to see how inmates are accessing the internet and social networking sites from cell phones.
Demonstrators gathered outside the jail on Bauchet Street to protest against what they say is an ineffective and dangerous practice.
The court-appointed receiver overseeing California’s prison health care system says the state must keep its promise to spend more than $2 billion for new medical facilities before the federal courts can end an oversight role that has lasted six years.
Sheriff Lee Baca asked the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to fund the hiring of six deputies with specialized training to deal with the mentally ill and six psychiatric social workers in an attempt to prevent violence against mentally ill inmates in county jails.
Riverside County jails are beginning to see the ugly side of California’s prison realignment program.
A Seal Beach city jail guard accused of accepting bribes from an inmate is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
An investigation by the Los Angeles Times reveals that in recent years, cases of mistaken identity and other errors have resulted in hundreds of people being wrongly detained in Los Angeles County jails.