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.
Supporters of a California ballot measure that softened the nation’s toughest three-strikes law say some 1,000 prisoners have had their life terms significantly reduced and have been released from prison.
The California Senate approved a plan Monday that would require the state to hand out condoms at adult prisons, despite a ban on having sex behind bars.
The deal relies on the state persuading three federal judges to give California time to let rehabilitation programs work.
Gov. Jerry Brown is asking state lawmakers to approve spending $315 million this year to lease cells in private prisons and jails as an alternative to releasing roughly 9,600 inmates to comply with a federal court order.
California’s 58 counties are grappling with the best way to cut the re-offense rate for former state prisoners who are now being released to the counties for local supervision.
The defendant has been sentenced to six years in county jail and four years probation.