inmates

Another View: County should share draft of report on jails

What are alternatives to the endless construction of jail cells? This thoughtful question is being asked all over the United States. Americans are realizing that we incarcerate a l ...

Placer inmates get new post-release help center in Roseville

Life after jail has the promise of being smoother in Placer County with a soon-to-start re-entry program to be housed in a new Community Transition Center in Roseville. The center ...

Robbers Fire inmate hand-crew veterans prep for fires to come

At 6-feet-4-inches tall and more than 200 pounds, “Bubba” is a big guy. He’s also a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate. On Thursday, duri ...

Reader Input: Put inmates to work with Santa

Re: “Inmates make toys for kids,” (Journal, Dec. 4): In the minimum security barracks of Placer County, inmates, along with police staff, are making toys to give to n ...

Give inmates fairgrounds jobs

Hopefully the (Placer County) fairgrounds won?t have to move. We have lots of skilled workers in the county jail. If organized properly, these skilled laborers could pass on their ...

Placer County has game plan to handle state prisoner influx

Placer County’s state-prison realignment vision will lean heavily on incarcerating felons and the threat of jail time. But one group speaking to the Placer County Board of Superv ...

Life without parole costs less

Gov. (Jerry) Brown could save taxpayers billions of dollars with the stroke of a pen. He would only need to commute the sentences of the 703 death row inmates to life without parol ...

Race violence at Folsom State Prison

Race was a factor in a riot involving several hundred inmates Tuesday at Folsom State Prison. "White versus black, as far as I know," said Lt. Dave Zaniroli, prison spokesman. "We ...