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January 27, 2016
Governor proposes ballot measure on criminal sentences
Gov. Jerry Brown's latest attempt to reduce the state prison population is a ballot initiative unveiled Wednesday that aims ...
January 27, 2016
The Latest: California governor proposes sentencing reforms
The Latest on Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to reform sentencing (all times local): 4 p.m. Law enforcement officials and state ...
January 22, 2016
California eyes 1-drug executions amid debate
Californians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end ...
January 13, 2016
Imprisoned ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead
Lawrence Phillips, a star running back at Nebraska and first-round NFL draft pick whose pro career quickly unraveled amid ...
December 16, 2015
Report: Alarming abuses seen at remote California prison
Guards at an isolated state prison have created a "culture of racism," engage in alarming use of force against inmates and ...
December 04, 2015
Correction: San Francisco Witch Killers story
In a story Dec. 2 about a parole hearing for one of the so-called "San Francisco witch killers," The Associated Press ...
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, ...