California Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A federal official who controls medical care in California prisons wants as much as a quarter-billion dollars a year to provide medication intended to ease a record increase of fatal drug overdoses among inmates. The plan that Clark Kelso released to The Associated Press on Thursday calls for the state to eventually provide … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | AP Exclusive: Costly plan aims to stem inmate overdoses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Rare death row slaying at California’s San Quentin prison

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — One condemned inmate killed another Friday, the first slaying of a death row inmate in California in more than 20 years, officials said. Jonathan Fajardo, 30, was stabbed in the chest and neck with an inmate-made weapon in a recreational yard of the cell house that holds the bulk of condemned inmates … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif. | Rare death row slaying at California’s San Quentin prison

California tries again to thwart prison cellphone smuggling

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)(STL.News) — California is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones, thousands of which continue to flood the prisons despite previous efforts. Officials say the phones can be used to coordinate everything from attacks in prison … Continue reading California tries again to thwart prison cellphone smuggling