A recent change in California law making certain drug and property crimes misdemeanors instead of felonies played “a significant role” in the rising crime rate in Los Angeles County and has taken away the incentive for addicts to seek treatment, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Thursday.
Officials Monday announced two men were sentenced to prison for the murder of their accomplices during an attempted robbery at a jewelry store.
A scam artist was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for staging traffic collisions and demanding thousands of dollars in compensation from elderly victims.
Authorities said a former U.S. Border Patrol agent who carried on a sexual liaison with a 13-year-old Jurupa Valley girl was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison.
A 59-year-old man was sentenced to prison Thursday in the cold case murder of a man in Victorville.
California Attorney General Announces 18-Year-Prison Sentence For Cyber-Exploiter Who Created Revenge-Porn Site
Kamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country
A federal judge has ordered California’s corrections department to provide a transsexual inmate with sex change surgery, the first time such an operation has been ordered in California.
Stanley Dan Reczko III was convicted by a judge Tuesday of producing child porn while registered as a sex offender.
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.