Supreme Court Ruling On Disabled Parolees Could Leave Calif. Taxpayers Liable For Jail ProblemsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that California bears responsibility for nearly 2,000 disabled parolees housed in county jails.
State Corrections Officials Acknowledge Some Prisoners Are Being Released Early To Reduce OvercrowdingThe 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.
Escaped California Inmate Turns Himself In The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday that 49-year-old James Steven Murray turned himself in Sunday night at the Oak Glen Conservation Camp near Yucaipa.
California Prisons Find 1 In 4 Inmates Used Drugs Under the recommendation, a first positive test for drug use would cost inmates 90 days' pay from work assignments, and repeat offenses could mean up to year of lost wages.
Death Row Inmate Who Killed 2 Riverside County Deputies DiesAn inmate on California's death row for the 1997 killing of two Riverside County sheriff's deputies has died at San Quentin State Prison.
Calif. Senate OKs Condoms For Prison InmatesThe 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.
Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug ExecutionCalifornia prison officials say they won't appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state's three-drug cocktail means of execution.
Female Inmates Helping To Fight WildfiresWith fire season off to an early start, female inmates in one of California's prison camps are working together to help prevent and fight wildfires in the Southland.
5 Southern California Inmates Injured In BrawlFive inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe have been seriously injured after a fight broke out involving more than 100 inmates.
Calif. Site Alerts Public When Sex Offenders FleeCalifornia's corrections department has created a website to warn the public when paroled sex offenders flee from supervision.