CDCR's K-9s Fight Contraband in California

By Ahavah Revis
(05/23/2011)
As statewide K-9 coordinator for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Sergeant Wayne W. Conrad sits on the front line of California’s battle against contraband.

Stockton Project Bid Winners Announced


(04/13/2011)
STOCKTON, Calif. — Joint venture Hensel Phelps-Granite was named as the primary contractor to design and build the first phase of the $900 million prison medical facility project near Stockton.

Calif. Prison Gets Eco-friendly Lighting


(03/23/2011)
Induction lighting firm US Lighting Tech, based in Irvine, recently completed interior lighting installation at Corcoran State Prison.

Calif. Judge Ends Long-running Inmate Abuse Suit


(03/22/2011)
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco ended a 21-year lawsuit Monday that fundamentally changed California’s prison system over the past two decades.

Calif. Judge Ends Long-running Inmate Abuse Suit


(03/22/2011)
U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson of San Francisco ended a 21-year lawsuit Monday that fundamentally changed California’s prison system over the past two decades.

Correctional News Podcast!


(02/15/2011)
While the Stockton Chamber of Commerce may have taken federal receivership and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to court in response to the new correctional medical facility that is now being built there, they are now completely in favor of the project.

Calif. Delays Awarding Death Row Contract

By Helen Christophi
(02/10/2011)
The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced late Wednesday that it has again delayed awarding a contract for the first phase of a new $356 million death row complex at San Quentin State Prison.

Stockton Welcomes New Correctional Facility

Correctional News Podcast
(02/10/2011)
Having won concessions in a legal battle, the Stockton Chamber of Commerce has thrown its support behind a new correctional medical facility.

Manson Discovered With Second Cell Phone


(02/02/2011)
Serial killer Charles Manson was caught for a second time with a smuggled cellular phone. The phone was discovered in Manson’s cell at Corcoran State Prison in early January, according to a source at California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Calif. Prison Receiver Spending in Question


(01/29/2011)
A federal receiver appointed to improve inmate healthcare dramatically increased spending in California’s prisons but has so far failed to improve conditions for sick and injured convicts, a state Assembly committee has concluded.