- 6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease Updated: Aug-30-15 7:23 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - At least six San Quentin State Prison inmates were ill with Legionnaires' disease and dozens more under observation Sunday, prompting a weekend halt to visitors, no hot meals and limited drinking water supplies at California's oldest prison.
- Panel: Release inmate convicted of killing San Diego officer Updated: Aug-29-15 12:59 am
SACRAMENTO, California - Parole officials on Friday recommended releasing a man convicted of gunning down a San Diego police officer 37 years ago as a teenage gang member.
- Inspection: Inadequate medical care at California prison Updated: Aug-24-15 8:19 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - After years of federal oversight, medical services at a California state prison still fail to meet constitutional standards, according to an inspection released Monday.
- Slaying casts pall on plan to reduce solitary confinement Updated: Aug-14-15 6:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California's efforts to ease its famously harsh use of solitary confinement are clashing with a bloody reality after an inmate who spent decades alone in a tiny cell was sent back to the general population and killed by fellow inmates within days.
- Transgender California inmate freed from prison after parole Updated: Aug-12-15 6:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California paroled a transgender inmate on Wednesday, one day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison system to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.
- Suicide spike boosts oversight of California women's prison Updated: Aug-01-15 12:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A spike in suicides and attempted suicides has prompted corrections officials to step up oversight at a California women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint the cause of the troubling increase.