Safety Concerns Linger Over Plan To Allow Violent Inmates To Join State Firefighting EffortsCalifornia officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting wildfires, and the idea is generating concerns about public safety.
Thousands Of California Convicts To Regain Voting RightsCalifornia restored voting rights Tuesday to tens of thousands of criminals serving sentences under community supervision, reversing a decision by a state official that they could not participate in elections.
Sheriff: New California Law Plays Significant Role In Crime RiseA 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.
2 Men Sentenced To Prison For Murder, Attempted Robbery Of OC Jewelry StoreOfficials Monday announced two men were sentenced to prison for the murder of their accomplices during an attempted robbery at a jewelry store.
Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Scamming Elderly DriversA scam artist was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for staging traffic collisions and demanding thousands of dollars in compensation from elderly victims.
Former Border Patrol Agent Who Carried On Sexual Relationship With 13-Year-Old Girl SentencedAuthorities 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.
Suspect Sentenced To Prison In 2000 Cold Case Murder Of Victorville ManA 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 SiteKamala Harris said this was the first such criminal prosecution of a cyber-exploitation website operator in the country
Judge Orders California To Provide Inmate With Sex-Change Surgery In Rare RulingA 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.
Convicted Rapist Faces Life In Federal Prison For Child PornStanley Dan Reczko III was convicted by a judge Tuesday of producing child porn while registered as a sex offender.
Inmates Who Work State Prisons Could Get Out EarlyThe settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect.
Ex-Californian Gets 10 Years For $13M FraudJames 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.