Inmate Death at California State Prison – Los Angeles County Being Investigated as a Homicide
LANCASTER – Officials from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and California State Prison-Los Angeles County (CSP-LAC) are investigating the December 4, 2011, death of a 46-year-old inmate as a homicide.
By Jennie Rodriguez-Moore, Stockton Record-- Not long ago, Dorm X buzzed with the chatter of dozens of state prisoners who were in protective custody.
Meeting to focus on inmate firefighters
The Reporter-- Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries, R-Lake Elsinore, Chair of the Rural Fire Protection Working Group, has called a meeting for Monday at the State Capitol to discuss the potential loss of inmate fire crews under the state's prison realignment program.
Sheriff to lay out new jail plan
By Marga K. Cooley, Santa Maria Times-- Sheriff Bill Brown on Tuesday will ask the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors to support an application for $80 million in state construction funds to build a new North County jail.
Gov. picks local woman for labor post
By Chris Daley, The Mountain Democrat-- Brigid Hanson of Cameron Park started her new job last week as the assistant secretary for Labor Relations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Inmate dies, cellmate suspected at LA-area prison
The Associated Press-- Authorities are investigating the possible killing of a prison inmate in northern Los Angeles County, and the man's cellmate is a suspect.
Lancaster prison inmate's death was homicide, officials suspect
By Larry Gordon, The Los Angeles Times-- The death of a male inmate at the state prison in Lancaster on Sunday is being investigated as a homicide, and his cellmate is the main suspect, authorities said.
Calif. man who killed 25 farmworkers up for parole
Associated Press-- A California man who once was the nation's worst known serial killer is up for parole, four decades after the mutilated bodies of 25 farmworkers were unearthed in orchards north of Sacramento.
Juan Corona goes before parole board Monday
By Rob Parsons, The Appeal Democrat-- More than 40 years after the worst mass murder in California history, convicted killer Juan Corona is set appear before the state parole board on Monday.
Six-Figure Settlement But California Prisons Keeps No-Beards Policy
By Anju Kaur, The Sikh News Network-- Trilochan Singh Oberoi, a retired Indian naval officer who is now an American citizen, was working at Walmart before the California state prisons system offered him a settlement he could not refuse: A $61,000-a-year job and $295,000 in damages.
California's Prisoner Problem
By Larry Gerston, NBC LA-- Democratic Governor Jerry Brown's idea of sending state prisoners to county jails may be helpful to the goal of meeting a federal court order to pare 30,000 inmates from the state prison population.
Law enforcement keeps eye on impact of new state laws
The Bakersfield Californian-- The New Year is almost upon us. As a result of legislative action taken during the course of the year, several new laws will be enacted on Jan. 1. While I cannot include all the new laws here, I would like to address several of the ones local law enforcement has been keeping a close eye on during the past legislative session.