Articles Tagged With ‘California Prisons’

Central Coast man stabbed to death in Monterey County prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Three inmates, two of whom are convicted murderers, allegedly stabbed to death a former Nipomo resident inside a prison in Monterey County prison on Sunday. Shortly after 3 p.m., Alberto Valades, Jose Valle, and Jimmy Martinez allegedly... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores moved to prison in Fresno County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Corrections officials have transferred convicted Kristin Smart killer Paul Flores from a prison in Kern County to another Central Valley facility, Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga.  Following his April 2021 arrest for Smart’s murder, Flores spent... (Continue reading)

Youngest Manson follower released from California prison

By JOSH FRIEDMAN California corrections officials on Tuesday released a female follower of Charles Manson who was 19 years old at the time of the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Leslie Van Houten previously admitted she stabbed Rosemary... (Continue reading)

Newsom reverses parole for Atascadero woman who killed CHP officer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday reversed the parole of an Atascadero woman who struck and killed a CHP officer, for which a jury convicted her of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. At 22 years... (Continue reading)

Paul Flores moved to prison in Kern County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities transferred Paul Flores on Thursday from custody in San Luis Obispo County to a state prison in Kern County, where prison staff will determine where he will serve his sentence of 25 years to life for... (Continue reading)

California could close nine prisons

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A report released by the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) argues the state could close up to nine of its 33 prisons, as well as eight yards within operating facilities. [Cal Matters] In 2006, at its peak,... (Continue reading)

Thousands of California inmates with life sentences could get paroled

As many as 4,000 inmates serving life sentences in California could be eligible for parole following a decision by the state to give up its legal battle over the implementation of a voter-approved ballot measure. [SF Chronicle] In 2016, California... (Continue reading)

Mastermind of SLO County cocaine ring sentenced to prison

The Morro Bay man convicted of masterminding the largest cocaine trafficking organization in the recent history of San Luis Obispo County received a prison sentence of 18 years and eight months. However, he may be eligible for parole after just... (Continue reading)

Prison inmate from Paso Robles escapes

A two-strike offender from Paso Robles is on the loose after escaping Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga on Monday. Brian Dill, 33, was being housed in the the minimum-security facility at the state prison. Correctional officials discovered Dill was... (Continue reading)

Death row inmate who killed Atascadero couple dies

A longtime death row inmate who was convicted of a 1988 brutal double murder in Atascadero died in a hospital near San Quentin State Prison Tuesday evening. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Dennis Duane Webb’s death... (Continue reading)