The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety (OCS), Emergency Planning and Management Unit (EPMU) recently hosted CDCR’s first nationally-recognized hazardous materials response course.
KCBS Los Angeles
Actor Tim Robbins is probably best known for his role playing an innocent man convicted of murder in “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Now, the Academy Award-winning actor is helping prisoners try their hand at acting.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that could one day bring the release of some criminals who were sentenced as juveniles to life in prison.
There are 309 inmates serving life-without-parole sentences in California for murders committed when they were younger than 18.
Jenny Espino, Redding Record-Searchlight
The conference room at Shasta County probation offices is cramped, as it has been on Tuesday mornings for the past year.
Seated around the table on this particular Tuesday are social workers, probation officers, a mental health clinician and family counselors. They are dissecting one of their tough cases.
Julie Brown, Richmond Confidential
One year has passed since California transferred responsibility for low-level felons to its counties, and Contra Costa officials have yet to pass a budget for the $19 million the county received in July to handle the transition — stalling services for inmates and people getting out of jail now.
Christina Villacorte, Daily News
A year into the implementation of Gov. Jerry Brown's public safety realignment, dozens of law enforcement officials from across Southern California came together Tuesday to express concerns about its impact on crime and on their scarce resources.
Linda Deutsch and Don Thompson, The Associated Press
A parole board panel has recommended the release of a former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for 40 years for a double murder Manson engineered, but it's not the last hurdle Bruce Davis will face as he seeks his freedom.
A Bakersfield woman who was very worried after a registered sex offender's GPS monitor bracelet was found behind her apartment, contacted 17 News. She didn't know the story behind it and says she couldn't get an answer for four days.