County Jail Populations Dip After Voter-Approved MeasureInmate 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.
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.
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.
Judges To Rule On Whether To Delay Inmate CapGov. Jerry Brown's administration and attorneys representing inmates have failed to reach agreement on the best way to reduce overcrowding in California prisons.
Report: Inmate Violence Spikes At LA County JailsViolence among inmates at jails in Los Angeles County and across California has soared since the start of a statewide prison alignment plan, according to a new report.
Calif. Prison Crowding Deadline Extended 1 Month Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.
Judges Extend Deadline For Reducing Calif.’s Prison PopulationFederal judges agreed Tuesday to extend an end-of-year deadline for reducing California's prison population in hopes of finding a long-term solution to an overcrowding crisis.
Legislature Sends Brown Bill On Calif. Prison DealThe Legislature approved a compromise plan Wednesday to deal with California's prison crowding crisis by passing a bill asking federal judges to extend a deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
Angry Parents Want To Know Why Preschool Kicked Their Kids OutA group of angry parents gathered Saturday night in South Pasadena to ask officials why their kids got kicked out of Pacific Oaks Children's School.
Antonovich Blasts Prison Realignment Program In Wake Of Northridge KidnappingTobias Summers, the man wanted in the kidnapping of a 10-year-old Northridge girl, has a long rap sheet, which includes a kidnapping charge.
Hollywood Nightclub Accused Of Overcrowding, Fire Risks Following Brazil TragedyThree people affiliated with a Hollywood nightclub have been charged with violating fire codes and allowing overcrowding that put lives in danger in the wake of a nightclub fire in Brazil that left 235 people dead.
Brown Declares Calif. Prison Overcrowding Emergency Over Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's long-running prison crisis is over.