Around 3,700 inmates are reported to be working at conservation camps under the California Conservation Camp program.
Around 2,200 of the inmates currently working at fire camps are "fire line-qualified," according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
"While I surely understand the need to transfer prisoners from time to time, now—in the midst of this pandemic—seems unwise and unnecessary," Governor Justice wrote Friday.
Andy Beshear has declared that he will restore the voting rights of thousands of felons when he signs an executive order on Thursday.
The inmates were found drunk on booze and enjoying a bathe after a session in the engineering workshop refurbishing old waste skips.
General Mazloum Kobani said the Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria has opened up new opportunities for ISIS remnants.
Diplomat's comments come after the release from prison of the spy Maria Butina.
Some 2,500 ISIS foreign fighters remain in Kurdish prisons in northeastern Syria, but the Turkish operation may threaten the security of such facilities.
A group of former inmates at an Arizona prison say they were served meat labelled "not for human consumption," echoing several other claims made by prisoners allegedly served unfit meat in recent years.
More than 1,300 protesters have been arrested since the unrest began, and a new report has shed light on accusations of cruel and unusual punishment of detainees by police.
Inmates will also be offered the freedom to cook meals, more gym time and the ability to choose their own shower times.
The independent tribunal heard evidence from medical experts, investigative journalists, human rights activists and members of the persecuted Falun Gong group.
The Kansas Department of Corrections has banned more than 7,000 books in prisons across the state.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said people need to consider how the prison system treats minorities when discussing taking away prisoners' voting rights.
Deputy prison service head Valery Maximenko said yoga had a "very positive" effect on prisoners.
Findings raise "important and disturbing questions" about the ethical oversight of those reviewing and publishing research.
"No one says anything about them—they're heroes," said the mother of one of the 3,400 inmates fighting deadly wildfires throughout the state. "They don't get the credit and they work so hard."
Inmate firefighters are putting their lives on the line to put out California's wildfires for $2 a day.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration was open to lifting sanctions and allowing private American investments into the reclusive state.
The frigid waters near Alcatraz have deadly currents and sharks. But there is mounting evidence three prisoners might have survived.
Louis Scarcella was once a well-respected detective, known for cracking tough cases. Now he's accused of fabricating confessions, among other things.
"If there is a threat to the life and wellbeing of our employees...liquidate the bandits," the president said.
Prisoners are barred from reading more than 10,000 books.