Inmates give back through Liberty Tattoo Removal Program
The Pasa Robles Press-- They say change comes from the inside, and Community Action Partnership’s Liberty Tattoo Removal Program’s latest gift is evidence that this is true.
Lake Kaweah Amphitheater nears completion
By Eric Woomer, Visalia Times Delta-- The backdrop is picturesque. And when a work crew from Mountain Home Conservation Camp is done moving and arranging tons of dirt, rock and cement, a revamped amphitheater at Lake Kaweah will have one of the best views in all of Tulare County ìn the Sierra.
Prison, Legoland cut waste with vermicomposting
By Loren Nancarrow, Fox 5 San Diego -- Legoland California and Donovan State Prison are located at opposite ends of San Diego County and have completely different social structures, yet they have some things in common.
More remains linked to 'Speed Freak Killers' found
By Associated Press-- Authorities say more human remains have been recovered in Northern California near the site where two victims of a convicted serial killer were recently found.
Sacramento sheriff opens more jail beds amid criticism of priorities
By Brad Branan, The Sacramento Bee-- Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones recently opened a wing at the Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center to handle offenders sentenced under a state law passed last year.
Court: California can force inmates to submit DNA
By Paul Elias, Associated Press-- A divided federal appeals court ruled Thursday that California law enforcement officials can keep collecting DNA samples from people arrested for felonies.
Off-duty parole agent shot during attempt robbery
The Associated Press-- Authorities say an off-duty parole agent was shot and wounded during an attempted robbery at a barber shop in Inglewood.
New prison medical facilities unnecessary, analyst says
By Chris Megerian, L.A Times-- California should hold off on building new medical facilities for prison inmates, according to report released Thursday by the legislative analyst’s office.
State legislative analyst: California doesn’t need more prison medical facilities
By Julie Small, KPPC-- The state's Legislative Analyst's Office is saying lawmakers should cancel plans to expand state prison medical facilities, according to a report released Thursday.
Double drug arrests at Corcoran prison
By Joe Johnson, The Hanford Sentinel-- Two women were arrested over the weekend under suspicion of smuggling drugs into Corcoran State Prison.
My Word: Death penalty serves no one, it should be replaced in California
By Paul Lind, Oakland Tribune-- Potassium cyanide dropped into a pail of sulfuric acid has the faint odor of bitter almonds, or so they say. In 1966, I stood on an elevated platform with a group of observers peering down at a man strapped to a chair inside a lime green, sealed chamber.