Former Councilwoman Gets 2 Years In Prison For Bell Corruption ScandalA former bell city councilwoman was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for her role in a scandal that almost bankrupted the city.
Group Sues Top Calif. Prison Official To Release Info On Solitary Confinement Solitary confinement opponents have filed a lawsuit hoping to get state officials to release thousands of documents about the use of "isolated segregation" in California prisons.
Garden Grove Man Gets 13 Years For Attempting To Aid Al-QaidaA California man who used Facebook and other Internet communications to connect with al-Qaida and planned to train its fighters in Pakistan was sentenced Monday to 13 years in federal prison followed by 10 years of supervised release.
Foul Play Suspected In 2 Victorville Inmate DeathsOfficials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of two inmates at a federal prison in Southern California, which is on lockdown as an investigation proceeds.
Man Pleads Not Guilty To Stalking Sandra Bullock Joshua James Corbett made a brief appearance in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, two days after he was arrested after police say he broke into the Oscar-winning actress' home.
Former Bell City Manager Rizzo Behind Bars In Lompoc Former Bell city manager Robert Rizzo was in federal custody at a Santa Barbara County penitentiary to begin serving two consecutive prison sentences, authorities said Monday.
Robert Rizzo Expected To Surrender, Begin Serving Prison SentenceFormer Bell City Manager Robert Rizzo Friday was expected to surrender to the U.S. Marshals Office in downtown Los Angeles.
Calif. Senate Passes Bill To Punish Forms Of Cocaine EquallyThe state Senate has passed a bill that punishes users of crack and powder cocaine equally in an attempt to reduce racial bias in prison sentences.
Los Angeles Girl Scouts Embezzler Gets PrisonA former employee who embezzled nearly $370,000 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has been sentenced to a year and eight months in federal prison.
Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life For Wife's Murder-For-Hire A man convicted of hiring Los Angeles gang members to kill his wife was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison.
OC Brothers Sentenced For Molesting 2 Young GirlsSouthern California brothers who took turns molesting two little girls are going to prison.
Ex-Covina Teacher Gets 23.5 Years For Child Porn A former Southern California teacher who used the Internet to lure a 14-year-old boy into having sex has been sentenced to 23 ½ years in federal prison.
Convicted Killer Charged In Old LA Jail Slaying The District Attorney's Office reported Thursday that Jaime Vidales has been charged with killing Miguel Sanchez in July 1997. If convicted he faces life in prison without possibility of parole.
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.
Man Sentenced To 16 Months In Prison For Killing Wife's Dog A man who admitted to running over his estranged wife's Chihuahua on purpose was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison.