Convicted Fresno Murderer Allegedly Stabs Inmate to Death

DELANO — Convicted Fresno murderer Richard Escalon, 42, is now accused of stabbing a Kern Valley State Prison inmate to death. State prison officials said that Omar Orane, 40, was stabbed several times in the upper body with an inmate-made weapon by Escalon...
Photo of confiscated inmate cellphones from a California prison

California Judge Cracks Down on Smuggled Inmate Cellphones

SACRAMENTO — Judges in California and South Carolina have ordered cellphone carriers to disable nearly 200 contraband cellphones used by inmates to orchestrate crimes behind and outside prison walls, the most sweeping order of its kind ever won by corrections ...