- California 'lifers' leaving prison at record pace Updated: Feb-25-14 7:26 pm
- Judges give Calif. 2 years to cut prison crowding Updated: Feb-10-14 8:22 pm
- Former Rastafari prison guard sues over dreadlocks Updated: Feb-09-14 6:01 pm
- Study: Valley fever killed 3 prison workers Updated: Feb-06-14 5:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.
SACRAMENTO, California - Federal judges on Monday gave California two more years to meet a court-ordered prison population cap, the latest step in a long-running lawsuit aimed at improving inmate medical care.
FRESNO, California - A former California prison guard who alleges he was harassed for wearing a beard and dreadlocks in accordance with his Rastafari religion is suing the state corrections department.
SACRAMENTO, California - Illness caused by a soil-borne fungus killed three employees at two California prisons in recent years and sickened 103 others, according to a federal health care agency report made public Thursday.