Monday Feb 24
The Fresno Bee
Man arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana into women's prison in Chowchilla
A Michigan man was arrested Sunday in suspicion of trying to smuggle marijuana into Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, the Madera County Sheriff's Office said.
Jackson Introduces Bill to Halt Forced Sterilizations in Prisons
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson , D- Santa Barbara, has introduced a bill that prohibits forced or coerced sterilizations in prisons.
NewsTalk 1530 KFBK
Prison Sterilization Bill Introduced
Senate Bill 1135 is in response to media reports last year of unlawful and coercive sterilization of female inmates at the Central California Women's Facility and Valley State Prison for Women that were occurring as late as 2010.
Sacramento Bee Newspaper
Women who killed boyfriend changes story, claims battered women's defense
The day she was sentenced for her plea deal on second-degree murder, Kathryn Spiak first wanted to tell Jeremy Jones' family how sorry she was "from the bottom of my heart" for fatally stabbing him twice in the chest.
San Francisco Bay View
Women in solitary confinement: 'The isolation degenerates us into madness'
A mass prisoner hunger strike rocked California's prison system this past summer, drawing international attention to the extensive use of solitary confinement in the United States.