California Panel Finds 'Extreme Racial Disparities' Calls For Overhaul Of Inmate Sentencing LawsCalifornia should allow all but death row inmates and those spending life behind bars without the chance of parole to request lighter sentences after they serve at least 15 years, one piece of a dramatic overhaul of the state’s sentencing laws that an advisory committee to Gov. Gavin Newsom recommended Tuesday.
California Inmates Some Of The First To Get COVID Vaccine This WinterSome states also have taken steps to reduce COVID-19 risks behind bars by releasing nonviolent offenders early.
Gov. Announces California Inmate Firefighters Can Become Professional Firefighters After Completion Of SentenceCalifornia's inmate firefighters will have a shot at becoming professional firefighters once they complete their sentences, under a bill Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law on Friday.