SACRAMENTO-- At the 2012 Governor's Volunteering and Service Awards, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. last night announced Scott Budnick as the "Volunteer of the Year" for his "marked devotion" to helping California inmates get a higher education.
By Joel Metzger, Calaveras Enterprise-- “We’re doing darn good,” said Teri Hall, Calaveras County chief probation officer. She feels confident with this statement, because it’s backed up with a study performed by the Chief Probation Officers of California that examined the statewide impacts of Assembly Bill 109.
KNVN-- The days of handing out "Get out of jail for free cards" are about to end in Shasta County. County Supervisors voted Tuesday to send certain inmates to jails in El Dorado and Lassen counties. It's all in an effort to free up space in the Shasta County facility for so-called frequent-flyers. Which means repeat offenders are held in jail and forced to face justice.
By Sally Morris The Trinity Journal-- In a recent report entitled “Thumbs Up!” the Trinity County grand jury voiced nothing but praise for the Trinity River Conservation Camp outside of Lewiston, urging local officials to do everything they can to ensure its continued operations here as such state-run camps begin to face an uncertain future.
By The number of state prison inmates available to perform crucial, labor-intensive tasks in battles against wildfires could soon drop dramatically, due to California's shift of low-level offenders from state prisons to county jails.
By l, KPCC-- California is building the largest prison medical facility in the nation — and it’s doing it at a record clip. That’s because the state has to comply with a federal court order to improve health care for inmates.
By David Ruiz, Sacramento Bee-- An inmate suffered multiple stab wounds today in an attempted homicide at California State Prison,Sacramento, officials said.
The Associated Press-- California and state prison employees have reached a settlement in a lawsuit alleging inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City got access to employees' personal information, including Social Security numbers.
Imperial Valley Press-- A local emergency was declared for Imperial County today after a major storm hit Imperial County on Monday.