Jails to reach capacity by October, officials say
By Teri Figueroa, The North County Times-- Local officials said last week that they can stave off jail overcrowding until October by using a host of options, including shaving jail sentences and outfitting would-be inmates with GPS bracelets.
Young killers serving life without parole may get chance at freedom
By Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau-- She started leaving home at 13, and soon she was gone for good. The streets drew her, the Barrio Pobre gang took her in.
California prisons face maximum security shortage
By Julie Small, KPCC-- Last year, California began complying with a federal court to reduce its prison population by shifting thousands of low-level felons to county custody.
More Inmates Using Internet On Cell Phones To Orchestrate Crimes
CBS 2 Los Angeles-- More than 700 million people use Facebook – among them are some of California’s most-hardened prisoners.
Three-strikes law costly and ineffective, study says
By Chris Megerian, The Los Angeles Times-- California's controversial and costly three-strikes law has done nothing to deter crime despite expanding the state's prison population, according to a new study.
Report: Riverside County agencies struggling due to more inmates, parolees
By City News Service-- Riverside County agencies are struggling to manage the increased workload resulting from a higher number of inmates in county jails and a greater number of parolees being supervised locally due to a change in state law, according to a report to be reviewed Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
Speed Freak Killer' apologizes for keeping sites hidden so long
The Associated Press-- Convicted California serial killer Wesley Shermantine says he knows where additional victims are buried, while also apologizing for taking years to reveal where he disposed of the bodies of two of his victims.
Child Molester Killed At Folsom State Prison
CBS 13-- A man serving 25 years to life for sexually assaulting a child was killed Saturday morning at Folsom State Prison.
Sex offender who removed monitoring device is arrested
The Los Angeles Times-- A convicted sex offender, who removed his electronic monitoring device and tried to elude police, was arrested Friday evening.
NYT: Dementia behind bars makes caregivers of killers
By Pam Belluck, New York Times -- Secel Montgomery Sr. stabbed a woman in the stomach, chest and throat so fiercely that he lost count of the wounds he inflicted. In the nearly 25 years he has been serving a life sentence, he has gotten into fights, threatened a prison official and been caught with marijuana.