As inmate complaints surged by more than 500 percent in seven years, fewer were resolved through ‘corrective action,’ records show
The third Monday of September is the day to honor patients who died in California State mental hospitals and whose remains were unclaimed. The ashes of 1200 such patients are buried in one plot at Ukiah's cemetery, just a little way into the trees from the southwest end.
A San Diego journalist says the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is withholding a potentially revealing report on the Sheriff Department’s response to the high number of suicides inside county jails.
California school staff would be barred from physically restraining K-12 students or isolating them in “seclusion rooms” unless the student’s behavior creates an imminent physical threat under a bill approved by the Legislature this week.
Harris had been in jail more than a year for an assault case that was culminating in Sacramento Superior Court. In July 2016, a jury convicted Harris of what prosecutors described as a vicious attack by a career felon too volatile for the outside world. Lawyers spent months debating whether the 61-year-old Oak Park man should spend his remaining years behind bars.
A federal judge has ordered San Diego to stop ticketing homeless people for living inside vehicles, calling the city’s longtime law prohibiting such behavior too vague for effective enforcement.
A judge ordered police to stop citing people living out of their cars. NBC 7's Steven Luke has more.
A federal judge has blocked San Diego from enforcing a municipal code outlawing living in vehicles, a win for disabled residents who have been ticketed and had their vehicles impounded because they are homeless.
“It is shocking to see these large reserves when we have a funding stream to address the crisis that Los Angeles and other jurisdictions are facing,” said Catherine Blakemore, executive director of Disability Rights California. Meanwhile, other news outlets report on efforts to tackle California's problems with homelessness.
A comprehensive federal class action lawsuit has been filed against both Sacramento County jails, it was announced Tuesday, charging the troubled facilities with “unconstitutional and illegal treatment of people” that has subjected “approximately 3,800 men and women…to dangerous, inhumane, and degrading conditions.”