State Corrections Officials Acknowledge Some Prisoners Are Being Released Early To Reduce Overcrowding
The 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.
A man who admitted to running over his estranged wife’s Chihuahua on purpose was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison.
A 27-year-old Pomona woman was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death two years ago, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
A 21-year-old woman who fatally struck a cyclist and injured two others in a drunk driving crash in Boyle Heights last year was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years behind bars.
A former American Youth Soccer Organization coach in Lancaster was sentenced Friday to more than 130 years in prison for molesting 15 children, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for firing 54 rounds of ammunition outside of a Newport Beach mall back in 2012.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced Wednesday morning to 12 years in state prison for his role in the Bell corruption scandal.
Former Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison Monday for tax evasion.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that California’s treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.
Two Southern California bank robbers who threw the loot out a car window during a police chase have been sentenced to long prison terms.
A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to nine years in prison for raping a woman while on duty and trying to get another to have sex with him.
Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but also told California law enforcement organizations that he is open to making improvements.
A 74-year-old woman is expected to be released after serving 32 years in prison for a murder committed by her abusive boyfriend.
“Die Hard” director John McTiernan is free from federal prison in South Dakota. He served most of a one-year sentence for lying about his association with a private investigator to illegally wiretap a movie producer.
She apparently discovered her ex had been seeing another woman.