What They’re Saying About Realignment

Local and State leaders talk about the Public Safety Realignment Sacramento Chief Probation Officer Don Meyer “This is a renaissance in probation. Our reliance on custody in many instances has done more harm than good. People come out of prison different. Not better,...

FOLSOM STATE PRISON RIOT UNDER INVESTIGATION

On Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at approximately 11:47 a.m., a riot involving seventy inmates occurred on the main yard at Folsom State Prison.Correctional Officers utilized pepper spray, less-lethal riot control rounds, and three warning rounds from the Mini 14 to quell...

CDCR Announces Final Deactivation of Non-Traditional Beds

Inmate population reduction eliminates iconic symbol of overcrowding crisis SACRAMENTO— After more than two decades of using non-traditional beds, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is no longer double- and triple-bunking inmates in...

Update to Folsom State Prison Homicide Investigation

Two suspects have been identified and removed from the general population at Folsom State Prison (FSP) following a homicide that occurred Saturday in a medium-security Unit. Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon....

Inmate Death at Folsom State Prison Under Investigation

Law enforcement officials are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday in a medium-security Unit at Folsom State Prison. (FSP)Inmate Richard Allen Leonard died after being assaulted with a slashing-type weapon. Responding staff began life-saving procedures...