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  • Federal court OKs gender-reassignment surgery for murderer

    Federal court OKs gender-reassignment surgery for murderer
    A federal appeals court has ruled that a convicted murderer in Massachusetts can get a gender-reassignment surgery while in prison. In 1990, Michelle Kosilek -- who was born physically male, and who at that point still identified as Robert -- murdered...
  • Brown in unofficial campaign mode

    Brown in unofficial campaign mode
    BAKERSFIELD -- Ricocheting across the state in recent days, Gov. Jerry Brown laid out a case for his reelection in a tour that had all the hallmarks of a campaign rollout. Brown visited the inland heart of California, stopping in Fresno, Kern and...
  • Pete Wilson skeptical of GOP prospects for ousting Gov. Brown

    Pete Wilson skeptical of GOP prospects for ousting Gov. Brown
    It’s one thing for fellow Democrats to portray California Gov. Jerry Brown’s reelection as inevitable. It’s another for one of Brown’s Republican predecessors to suggest that no one on the horizon looks likely to stop the...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown plans to ramp up spending on private prisons

    Gov. Jerry Brown plans to ramp up spending on private prisons
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown plans to increase California's use of private prison cells and leases with local jails even if federal judges agree to give the state more time to meet crowding limits within its own lockups, his budget documents show....
  • Declaring an impasse, judges to order solution on prisons

    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown and lawyers for state prison inmates have failed to agree on a plan to handle crowding in the state's prisons, and the judges who ordered the two sides into talks said they would now order a solution themselves. The...
  • Letters: Prison numbers tell the story

    Re "Population of prisons to increase," Jan. 10 I am not surprised that news of California's exploding prison population came only days after a report from the Los Angeles 2020 Commission found that, as The Times wrote, "Los Angeles is a city in...
  • Growing up behind bars

    Growing up behind bars
    "It could have been anyone in this courtroom. Your mother. Your lawyer. It could have been me." The judge drilled down on the random murder of a woman for her car. Edel Gonzalez, a diminutive 38-year-old man, sat shackled in a prison jumpsuit before the...
  • For the record

    Richard Lester: An article in the Jan. 10 Calendar section about director Richard Lester said his hometown is Pittsburgh. Lester was born in Philadelphia. "True Detective": A review of the HBO series "True Detective" in the Jan. 10 Calendar section said...
  • Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona

    Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona
    Former South Boston crime boss JamesĀ "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to a high-security federal penitentiary in Arizona as the Boston Globe revealed an emotional exchange of prison love letters between Bulger and the woman with whom he lived in hiding for...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April
    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • California prison population expected to grow over next 5 years

    California prison population expected to grow over next 5 years
    SACRAMENTO — After declining for six years, California's prison population is expected to grow by 10,000 inmates in the next five years, complicating Gov. Jerry Brown's effort to abide by a court order to reduce overcrowding. New state...