Until recently, California state prisons were so packed that inmates were living literally on top of each other. In May 2011, the Supreme Court ordered California to drastically reduce its inmate population.
Under court order to ease prison overcrowding, California shifted responsibility for thousands of felons to local counties. Since then, the state inmate population has dropped dramatically. But there's a growing disparity over how realignment is affecting counties.
For decades, Richard Aoki was known as a member of radical 1960s groups, including the Black Panthers. Yet at the same time, he was working with the FBI. This timeline explores major events in his life.
With the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Arizona's get-tough immigration enforcement law in the rearview mirror, state lawmakers nationwide might be gearing up for more action on related bills in the coming year.
Ten years ago, a woman known only as Jane Doe 1 came forward to unveil the dark side of a prominent Black Muslim group in Oakland. This is the first time she has chosen to tell her story to the public.
The top watchdog for the Homeland Security Department told a House oversight panel today that turf battles over internal corruption investigations have subsided and his agency is not backlogged with employee misconduct cases, but he deflected questions about an ongoing criminal investigation of a Texas branch office.