Second Corcoran Prison Inmate Dies After Cane Attack

A second inmate has died from an attack by another inmate last week at Corcoran's state prison, officials said Wednesday. Graham De Luis-Conti, 62, was pronounced dead on Sunday at an outside hospital, three days after authorities said he was attacked a...

Authorities Say Delano Inmate Knocked Guard Unconscious

DELANO — An inmate at a Valley prison knocked out a guard and another officer suffered a broken hand before the prisoner was subdued, corrections officials said Wednesday. Traymar Robinson, 23, was handcuffed and placed in segregated custody as official inv...
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Resumed Federal Executions Raise Death Penalty’s 2020 Stakes

WASHINGTON — The question to Michael Dukakis, the Democratic presidential candidate in 1988, was brutally personal. "If Kitty Dukakis were raped and murdered, would you favor an irrevocable death penalty for the killer?" Bernard Shaw, a CNN anchor, asked, r...
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Brown Orders New DNA Testing in Old Murder Case

(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File) SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered new DNA tests that a condemned inmate says could clear him in a 35-year-old quadruple murder case, which has drawn national attention. ...