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Stories with organization: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
  • 6 San Quentin inmates ill with Legionnaires' disease story has photos
    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 story has photos
    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.