Articles Tagged With ‘Prisons’

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)

Lompoc prison fight leaves 12 people injured

A fight at the minimum-security Lompoc Federal Correctional complex on Wednesday evening left nine inmates and three prison staffers injured. [KSBY] Around 9 p.m., a fight broke out between inmates. Guards immediately contained the incident and sent the inmate population... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers killer committed suicide

Cody Miller, one of the five people convicted in the brutal killing of runaway Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers, committed suicide, the Kern County coroner has ruled. Miller, 25, was found dead in his Tehachapi prison cell last month. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Dystiny Myers killer dies in prison

Cody Miller, one of the five people convicted in the brutal killing of runaway Santa Maria teen Dystiny Myers, died in prison on Saturday. Miller was 25 years old. [Tribune] At about 2:40 p.m., Miller was found dead in his... (Continue reading)

Inmate who robbed Morro Bay Motel 6 caught in Oregon

A 40-day, cross-country manhunt for an inmate who robbed Motel 6 in Morro Bay ended Monday at a homeless services center in Oregon. Joshua Lee Drinnon, 36, escaped captivity on Sept. 2 and disappeared into an Illinois cornfield. Drinnon, who... (Continue reading)

Brown asks for delay in inmate cap

Hoping to rehabilitate rather than just move inmates to out-of-state prison systems, Gov. Jerry Brown Monday asked federal judges to allow a three-year delay to the prisoner population cap that was ordered in 2010. (Los Angeles Times) In a late-night... (Continue reading)

Controversy arises over prisoner’s death

Advocates of a California prison inmate hunger strike announced one of the prisoners who had been refusing meals has died, but state corrections officials said the death is under investigation as a suicide. [Reuters] Supporters and inmates say Billy Sell,... (Continue reading)

Fight injures CMC inmate

A fight Wednesday between two patient-inmates at California Mens’ Colony (CMC) left one man with serious head wounds and another suspected of attempted murder, facility officials said. Eric Guevara, 29, suffered blunt trauma to the head during the encounter with... (Continue reading)

Brown: Early prison release for some

Low-risk and elderly inmates in California state prisons would be released early in an effort to reduce institutional crowding, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday. (Los Angeles Times) Brown was responding to a federal court order requiring a plan to accomplish... (Continue reading)

Sheriffs support early release prisoner bill

Faced with the cost of a rapidly growing inmate population, California sheriffs are backing a bill that would allow some felons to leave county jails before completing minimum sentences. The bill, authored by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would grant... (Continue reading)