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Media Life: Newcastle contractor constructs Johnny Cash Trail span

Folsom’s new $3.8 million overcrossing on the Johnny Cash Trail gets the ribbon-cutting treatment on Saturday with the Man in Black’s daughter Rosanne Cash helping out. ...

Media Life: Folsom Prison’s 1954 gritty riot film resurrected

Imagine Folsom State Prison opening its gates wide for a movie shoot that revolves around a riot inside. In these days of super-secure prisons, it would be a definite no-go. Then ...

They called him ‘Big Dip’ (and smiled when they said it)

Frank Dependener lived up to his nickname of “Big Dip.” He was 6-feet-7-inches tall and broad-shouldered and was one of Auburn’s most colorful lawmen. He and Sh ...

Two inmates escape from Folsom State Prison

Two minimum-security inmates escaped from the Folsom State Prison minimum support facility this morning. Inmate Jeffrey William Howard, 43, is a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, ...

Riot locks down prison for weeks

Area residents said the recent Folsom Prison riot is part of living in the shadow of the famous penitentiary, but they are worried that brawls put others in danger. The prison re ...

Prison guards honored for bravery

Three Folsom State Prison and two California State Prison, Sacramento, correctional officers may be sporting some pretty impressive bling to go along with their badges, following a ...

'Brats' recall life in prison's shadow

Put Craig Burnett and Tom Doherty in a room together, and the self-proclaimed former “prison brats” will speak evocatively about growing up on the grounds of Folsom State Priso ...

Water supply to Folsom restored

The waterline from Folsom Lake to the city of Folsom has been restored, city officials said Friday morning. The pipeline that supplies the city with its drinking water collapsed T ...