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.
Joshua James Corbett made a brief appearance in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, two days after he was arrested after police say he broke into the Oscar-winning actress’ home.
Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo was in federal custody at a Santa Barbara County penitentiary to begin serving two consecutive prison sentences, authorities said Monday.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo Friday was expected to surrender to the U.S. Marshals Office in downtown Los Angeles.
The state Senate has passed a bill that punishes users of crack and powder cocaine equally in an attempt to reduce racial bias in prison sentences.
A former employee who embezzled nearly $370,000 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has been sentenced to a year and eight months in federal prison.
A man convicted of hiring Los Angeles gang members to kill his wife was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.