Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that problems remain in California’s prison system, even as he argues that conditions have improved so much that the state should take over control from the federal courts.
Pastor Edward Romero was in the country protesting the imprisonment of four Christians and their attorney.
A retired Southern California pastor with a history of overseas activism was detained in Iran after staging a protest outside a prison, demanding the release of Iranian Christians held inside.
Federal judges on Monday gave California an additional month to reduce its prison population, as negotiations continue over a longer-term delay.
The frontman of the Los Angeles rock band Lights Over Paris was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday after bilking more than $11 million from banks and using it to fuel his fantasy of being a rock star, prosecutors said.
A state report found that California prison employees are not being as thoroughly investigated over allegations of wrongdoing since a federal judge stopped supervising prison discipline in 2011.
Democratic lawmakers on key policy committees say they want to limit California’s practice of keeping hundreds of inmates in solitary confinement for years.
Jose Manuel Ortiz, 35, and Ryan Irwin Tischer, 37, were released from Orange County Jail Wednesday night, befriended one another and allegedly went on a crime spree.
A Cerritos man behind an anti-Muslim film that officials blamed for violence in parts of the Middle East is due to be released from federal custody this week.
Federal 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.
Redemption Foods, located on North Vine Street and Fountain Avenue, employs primarily ex-offenders, men and women who have served prison time.
Gov. Jerry Brown asked federal judges on Monday for a three-year delay in their requirement that the state release thousands of inmates by year’s end to ease prison overcrowding.
An Orange County man who posed as a policeman, staged a phony arrest and then offered to let the man go in exchange for sex with his wife has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a compromise bill intended to ease the state’s prison crowding crisis by asking federal judges to delay their year-end deadline for releasing thousands of inmates.
The 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.