California Officials Blasted for Prison Coronavirus Outbreak

SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers harshly criticized state corrections officials' “failure of leadership” Wednesday, saying they botched their handling of the coronavirus pandemic by inadvertently transferring infected inmates to a virus-free prison, triggerin...

California Prison Employees Suspended Over Racist Remarks

SACRAMENTO — California prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an African American man in police custody in Minneapolis, a disclosure that came amid protests across the state and nation. ...

California Reports 1st Prison Inmate Death Caused by Virus

LOS ANGELES — California reported the first prison inmate death from COVID-19 on Sunday as the state steps up efforts to prevent outbreaks among vulnerable populations, including people living in nursing homes, on the streets or in homeless shelters. The in...
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Who Steals From Homeless Youth? This Former Fresno IRS Worker.

What kind of thief steals from homeless people and at-risk youth? A federal jury in Fresno decided Thursday that 46-year-old former IRS employee Marcela Heredia is exactly that kind of thief. Now, the former Fresno resident faces up to 20 years in prison...