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California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
October 14, 2015
California now says violent inmates have long fought fires
About 1,400 of the state's 3,700 inmate firefighters have previous convictions for violent offenses, California corrections ...
October 13, 2015
California drops plan to let violent inmates fight fires
California corrections officials on Tuesday dropped a plan to include prisoners with violent backgrounds in the nation's ...
October 12, 2015
California may allow inmate firefighters with violent pasts
California officials are considering allowing inmates with violent backgrounds to work outside prison walls fighting ...
October 01, 2015
Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison
Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least ...
September 17, 2015
Inmates at California prison ask guards to keep quiet
California corrections officials said Thursday that they are handing out earplugs and telling guards to walk softly around ...
August 29, 2015
Dozens under observation as Legionnaires' hits prison
Dozens of San Quentin prisoners were under observation Saturday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease, ...
August 14, 2015
Slaying casts pall on plan to reduce solitary confinement
California's efforts to ease its famously harsh use of solitary confinement are clashing with a bloody reality after an ...
August 13, 2015
Notorious inmate's lawyer says officials knew he was target
Hugo Pinell, a notorious killer with ties to the 1960s and 1970s black revolutionary movement, spent the last 45 years in ...
August 12, 2015
Member of infamous 'San Quentin 6' killed by fellow inmate
An inmate involved in a bloody 1971 San Quentin escape attempt that left six dead has been killed by a fellow prisoner, ...
August 01, 2015
Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison
A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's ...
July 11, 2015
California's invasive 'contraband watch' often yields little
California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in ...
July 10, 2015
AP Exclusive: Inmate was cut nearly in two, organs missing
Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his ...
June 21, 2015
Illicit drugs 'rampant' in California state prisons
California inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear whether the tough steps ...