State Prison


Man, Woman Sentenced For Robbing, Torturing, Sexually Assaulting Male Victim

The victim was bound, beaten, robbed, tasered and sodomized with a curling iron.


(credit: San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office)

Hesperia Man Sentenced To Prison In Deadly DUI-Related Crash

A Hesperia Man was sentenced to prison for his role in a deadly DUI-related crash.

CBS Los Angeles–10/03/2014

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Gang Member Convicted In 2006 Fatal Shooting Of Cal State Fullerton Student

Authorities said a La Habra criminal street gang member was convicted Friday in the 2006 fatal shooting of a Cal State Fullerton student outside of a Halloween party.


(credit: CBS)

Psychologist Attacked By Inmate At LA Prison

A contract psychologist is recovering from injuries she suffered in an attack by an inmate at the state prison in Los Angeles County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2013

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No Spike In Parolee Arrests Under State’s Prison Realignment Law

A study that tracked California parolees has found no spike in arrests since responsibility for many ex-convicts shifted to local authorities under the state’s prison realignment law.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2013

(courtesy: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept.)

Former Bellflower High School Coach Gets 28 Years For Molesting Teen Girl

A former high school track and girls basketball coach was sentenced Monday to 28 years in state prison for molesting a teenage girl over a five-year span.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2013

John David Hines

Fire Captain Convicted Of DUI Violates Probation By Making Alcohol In Jail

A former Long Beach fire captain convicted of drunk driving has been sentenced to four years in state prison for violating his probation terms by making alcohol in jail.



Man Gets 9 Years For Hit-And-Run Death Of Elderly Montebello Woman

A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to nine years in state prison for the hit-and-run death of an elderly Montebello woman three years ago.


(credit: CBS)

Ex-LA Sheriff’s Sergeant Convicted Of Sex Assault

Jurors have convicted a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s sergeant of sexually assaulting a woman and inappropriately searching two others.


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Transfer Of Non-Violent Inmates From CA Prisons To County Jails Set To Begin

A controversial plan to transfer tens of thousands of inmates from state prisons to county jails starts this weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/30/2011

OC Driver Sentenced In Death Of Bicyclist

A 30-year-old Southern California woman has been sentenced to six years in state prison for the drunken driving death of a bicyclist four years ago.


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AP: California Denies First Medical Parole

California parole officials rejected a plea on Tuesday from a quadriplegic convict who had hoped to become the first state prison inmate released under a new law aimed at cutting the number of inmates and the cost of care in the nation’s largest state prison system.


Survey Finds Calif. Recidivism Rate Tops 50 Percent

States spend $52 billion a year to put people who break the law behind bars. But what happens to many ex-convicts after they get out of prison?