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.
The transfer of state prisoners to county jails has forced the LAPD to pull dozens of officers from regular patrol duties to monitor ex-convicts, according to a report.
Charges have been filed against Dr. Yahya Hedvat, who runs an Encino medical clinic called Urgent Care.
O.J. Simpson has been granted parole on some charges stemming from his 2008 kidnapping and armed robbery convictions involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room.
A San Clemente man was sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison on Monday for conspiring to sell pot out of nine illegal marijuana stores in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The number of California inmates participating in a hunger strike has dropped sharply, four days into the protest over prison conditions.
A 30-year-old Moreno Valley woman was sentenced to 17 years in prison Wednesday for a DUI-related crash in South Los Angeles that killed three sisters.
California prison officials say they won’t appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state’s three-drug cocktail means of execution.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office took legal action Tuesday to prevent a serial rapist from being released from prison.
A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.