APNewsBreak: 29 charged in Calif gang indictment
Greg Risling, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - While behind bars for three decades, a convicted murderer and member of the Mexican Mafia controlled a network of Los Angeles street gangs that sold drugs, committed killings and robbed students at the University of Southern California, authorities said in an indictment unsealed Thursday.
San Quentin Inmates Create Freedom Within Prison Walls
Prisoners are transforming themselves through arts, sports and education, according to volunteers.
Derek Wilson, Pinole-Hercules Patch
The inmates at San Quentin State Prison are locked behind bars, but they still manage to find moments of freedom.
Non-Violence Program Helps San Quentin Inmates Find Redemption
The Insight Out program helps hardened convicts - including murderers- transition to roles of spiritual and emotional leadership and break the cycle of violence. Linda Yee reports.
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Rural counties seek bigger share of prison money
Los Angeles Times
Lawmakers from 13 rural Central California counties are asking Gov. Jerry Brown to cut them a bigger slice of the prison realignment pie.
Ka Pasasouk, Suspect In Northridge Murders, Lucked Out Of Prison Time, Had Psych Eval
Dennis Romero, LA Weekly
Ka Pasasouk, the man police allege pulled the trigger in last weekend's horrific Northridge quadruple homicide, was released from prison and placed into the hands of local probation officials even though state corrections authorities were concerned enough about his behavior behind bars to subject him to a psych evaluation last year, the Weekly has learned.
Death sentence in Davis' 'sweetheart' murders
Robin Rominger, Daily Democrat
A Sacramento Superior Court jury recommended the death penalty for Richard Joseph Hirschfield today, with the jury returning its verdict to a packed courtroom after only 2.5 hours of deliberation.