The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.
James Eberhart received a 10-year sentence Monday and was ordered to repay more than 800 victims across the country. He pleaded guilty to mail fraud in September.
With more than 60 percent of jail inmates nationwide awaiting trial and many unable to afford bail, reforms are underway that rely less on the crime charged and a judge’s hunch and more on data to predict who can safely be released to later return to court and which dangerous defendants should remain locked up.
Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison.
Authorities say a 27-year-old man convicted of raping two women he met at a café was sentenced Thursday to 30 years to life in prison.
A reputed leader of a Southern California gang that stole hundreds of thousands of dollars through sophisticated fraud schemes has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison.
A ballot measure passed by voters this week is already freeing California suspects from jail as their felony charges are reduced to misdemeanors, and people previously convicted of the charges receive reduced sentences as they appear in court.
Jose Jesus Perez was sentenced Monday in Riverside federal court for civil rights violations that included kidnapping, sexual abuse and bodily injury.
A Southern California man convicted of killing three people, including two brothers, in a gang shooting has been sentenced to life in prison without chance of parole.
A homeless man Friday was sentenced to 12 years in prison for the fatal attack of a woman in Hollywood.
A former Bell City Council woman turned herself in Monday to serve time for her part in the city’s salary scandal.
A former bell city councilwoman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for her role in a scandal that almost bankrupted the city.
Solitary confinement opponents have filed a lawsuit hoping to get state officials to release thousands of documents about the use of “isolated segregation” in California prisons.
A California man who used Facebook and other Internet communications to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.
Officials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of two inmates at a federal prison in Southern California, which is on lockdown as an investigation proceeds.