17 News Special Report: Out of jail early
Katey Rusch, 17 News, KGET
Hundreds of criminals wear ankle bracelets in Kern County to help law enforcement keep track of parolees and other offenders. However, some of these monitored offenders cut off their bracelets and don't give it much thought.
The politics of prison guards
Hana Baba, KALW
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been bringing you exclusive stories from inside some of the state’s most secure prisons, including San Quentin. And we've been focusing on the people with the least amount of political power: the inmates. Now we turn our attention to another group within the prison system, and one with considerably more political influence: the prison guards.
Courts to hand inmate care back to California
Don Thompson, Associated Press
SACRAMENTO -- The federal courts will begin handing responsibility for inmate health care back to California corrections officials today, the first step in ending a 7-year-old receivership that has cost the state billions of dollars to improve prison medical conditions.
CA Prison System Set for First Step to End Federal Oversight
Julie Small, KPCC
California officials will take charge tomorrow of opening the nation’s largest prison medical facility. They have to meet a deadline of July of next year. As KPCC’s Julie Small reports, how well they accomplish the task will determine how soon a federal judge will end his oversight of prison medical care.
Jailers worry about dental floss as a weapon
Jim Fitzgerald, The Associated Press
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Dental floss may prevent toothaches, but it's given jailers plenty of headaches.
Californians asked to end death penalty - to save money
Convicted murderer Douglas Stankewitz, who has spent more than three decades on death row, isn't pinning his hopes of survival on a referendum next month to abolish the death penalty in California - he knows that even if voters reject the measure, he may never be executed.
Salinas boxing coach's sentencing delayed for evaluation
Judges wants prison evaluation of boxing coach
Julia Reynolds, The Herald, Monterey County
Calling the decision a weighty one, Superior Court Judge Julie Culver said she would order three months of in-prison evaluations before sentencing longtime Salinas boxing coach Daniel Lujan Sr. on child sex abuse charges.