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Stories with organization: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • California begins to regain control of prison health care story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 4:59 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements.

  • California's invasive 'contraband watch' often yields little 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 12:01 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - California uses a controversial method to recover contraband from inmates believed to have swallowed it or concealed it in body cavities: "potty watches" where inmates are handcuffed and shackled for days or even weeks while guards watch around-the-clock until nature takes its course.

  • AP Exclusive: Inmate was cut nearly in two, organs missing 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 9:55 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly 15 hours after a riot at a Northern California prison, guards found a missing inmate sawed nearly in two, with his abdominal organs and most chest organs removed, his body folded and stuffed into a garbage can in a shower stall a few doors from his cell.