Bruce Davis, former Manson family member convicted of murder. (Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation/AP)

Ex-Manson follower gets parole, but hurdles loom

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California board once again approved parole Wednesday for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, but before he’s released he’ll have to get past Gov. Jerry Brown — who […]


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Woman gets life for severing husband’s penis

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who cut off her husband’s penis and threw it in a garage disposal has been sentenced to life in prison with possibility of parole. The Orange County […]


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High court: ‘Marsy’s Law’ applies to all ‘lifers’

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state’s high court has ruled that a 2008 ballot measure increasing the time period between parole hearings for inmates serving life sentences applies to all so-called “lifers,” not just those sentenced after the law passed.


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Brown allows parole for killers at higher rate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown continues to allow convicted murderers to be paroled from California prisons at a much higher rate than his predecessors.


85 sex-offender arrests during 'Operation Boo'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California parole agents have arrested 85 sex-offender parolees during an annual statewide Halloween sweep known as “Operation Boo.” The agents checked on 1,700 parolees to make sure they were not contacting […]


Parolee arrested in Pasadena after attacking 80-year-old

(CNS) – An 80-year-old South Pasadena woman escaped today from an alleged would-be rapist, who was taken into custody. Police said the only thing that saved the woman, who was being threatened with a knife, […]


Charles Manson parole hearing today

(CNS) – For the 12th time, and possibly the last, a parole board hearing will be held today for convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison. As […]



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