California prisons

Donald Ray Debose exercises in the yard at San Quentin State Prison's death row in San Quentin, Calif. Tuesday, August 16, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

$14.5M awarded to California prison rehabilitation programs

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is donating $14.5 million…

 

In this 2015 file photo, Bentley, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, rests his head on an inmate who he detected of having been in contact with an illegal drug at California State Prison, Solano in Vacaville. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

Drug use up in California prisons with intensive programs

SACRAMENTO — Drug use behind bars appears to have increased since California…

 

AP Photo/Charles Rex ArbogastState corrections officials agreed Friday to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that offer them more treatment.

California mentally ill inmates get special units

State corrections officials agreed Friday to shift mentally ill inmates into separate…

 

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this photo taken Thursday

Gov. Jerry Brown open to fine-tuning criminal justice changes

Gov. Jerry Brown defended his 3-year-old criminal justice realignment law Wednesday but…

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California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace

Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past…

AP Photo/Marcio Jose SanchezIn this Thursday
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First youth offender resentenced under SF lawmaker’s bill

A California man is now eligible for parole under a state law…

Ben Margot/ap file photoIn this March 26
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High court won't stop California inmate reduction

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it will not consider Gov. Jerry…

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AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before signing an agreement with China's National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua (not pictured) to boost bilateral cooperation on climate change during a news conference at the Bay Area Council

Governor signs bill to address prison court order

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a compromise bill intended to…

AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown speaks before signing an agreement with China's National Development and Reform Commission Vice Chairman Xie Zhenhua (not pictured) to boost bilateral cooperation on climate change during a news conference at the Bay Area Council
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

Democrats spar over plan to reduce California inmate count

In a direct slap to Gov. Jerry Brown, his fellow Democrats in…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg

California governor proposes $315M prison fix

Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday responded to a federal court order to…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliState Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg
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US judge approves force-feeding California inmates

A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials on…

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AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Officials: CA inmate appears to have hanged self

CORCORAN, Calif. — California prison officials are investigating a death of an…

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Thousands of California inmates refuse meals in protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- More than 30,000 of the 133,000 inmates in California prisons…

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AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA guard tower looms over the fence surrounding the new California Correctional Health Care Facility in Stockton

$839M inmate medical complex dedicated in Calif.

STOCKTON, Calif. -- California prison officials dedicated an $839 million inmate medical complex…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliA guard tower looms over the fence surrounding the new California Correctional Health Care Facility in Stockton
AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this Jan. 12

Judges: Brown must fully comply with prison order

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A panel of federal judges on Thursday rejected Gov.…

AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliIn this Jan. 12
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California to say how it will cut prison crowding

California is housing thousands of inmates out of state and sentencing thousands…

Associated PressIn this April 23