Brenda Ann Spencer, the Grover Cleveland Elementary School Shooter... Then & Now
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Classic Song Inspired By Brenda Ann Spencer, Who Hated Mondays Enough To Kill

said it was more fun to shoot people dead than see another Monday. She hated Mondays enough to kill people. And, in 1979 she mowed down people with 30 rounds of ammunition. Spencer was convicted and is currently incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona, CA (CIW). The music group Boomtown Rats was […]

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Death Row Inmate Scott Peterson Dedicates Prison Shrine to Murdered Wife Lacy

Death row inmate Scott Peterson currently maintains a prison shrine to his murdered wife, Laci. He is also reported to keep and constantly smooch the photograph of his late wife. Peterson has never admitted to killing his pregnant wife. And, he continues to write prison penpals to maintain his supposed innocence. Peterson, 45, is currently […]

Oprah's Prison Visit
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The Reason Behind Oprah Winfrey Prison Story Pitch on 60 Minutes (Video)

Oprah Winfrey believes the use of solitary confinement deserves scrutiny, which is why she pitched a story about the topic for this week’s 60 Minutes broadcast. As a Special Contributor, Winfrey details how she ended up in a prison cell at the most notorious state penitentiary in America: Pelican Bay State Prison in California (PBSP). Oprah Winfrey’s Day in […]

KSBY6 Reports on CMC Prison Riot
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1 Inmate Dead, Several Injured Following Prison Riot at CMC (Video)

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) states there was prison riot at the California Men’s Colony (CMC). The prison violence broke out on Sunday and one inmate lost his life in the riot. The deceased has been identified to be Mathew Cook, a 25-year-old inmate serving a 13-year sentence for burglary. Hospital Is […]

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Latest Updates on Early Prison Releases for CDCR’s Nonviolent Second-Strikers (NVSS)

In Jan 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) started a new process of determining parole and early prison releases. This was after a federal court directed California to reduce overcrowding in prison. As a result, the inmates characterized as being Nonviolent Second-Strikers (NVSS) qualified for early parole. And in November 2016, nonviolent prisoners […]

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California Men’s Colony Is Now Allowing Visitation after Large-Scale Riot

The California Men’s Colony prison which is situated in San Luis Obispo County will now be allowing visitation for its prisoners. The, visitation, however, will be strictly in the: West Facility Facility D, which is located on the eastern side The new move came following a recent large-scale riot which was experienced in the facility. […]

Common Hugs a Girl Named Red at CIW prison in Corona, CA
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Hope & Redemption Tour: Common Speaks to ‘A Girl Named Red’ (Video)

Common recently made some celebrity prison visits in California. At one prison, CIW, he dedicated a very moving performance to a long forgotten inmate. He called her “a Girl named Red.” The conscious Hip Hop artist spent a week sharing his sweet music with the staff and inmates at four CDCR prisons: Calipatria State Prison […]

Leslie Van Houten Back When She Was Still a Dedicated Manson Girl
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Famous Prisoners: One of the Manson Girls Wants Parole… Incarcerated Since the Age of 19

Leslie Van Houten was a 19-year-old teen when she became one of the murdering Manson Girls of 1969. The famous prisoner is begging for release from CIW. Houten is now 68 years old. She’s incarcerated at the California Institution for Women in Corona, CA. This would be the 21st time the former Manson Girl would appear […]

The Menendez Brothers during a prison interview with Barbara Walters.
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Famous Prisoners: Menendez Brothers Not Allowed to Have Sex in Prison

Famous prisoners Lyle and Erik Menendez are not allowed to have sex in prison with their wives. Both are serving life sentences without parole for murdering their parents in 1989. Lyle was 21 years old and Erik was just 18 years old when they fatally shot their parents. The kids’ parents were: Hollywood executive Jose […]

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Law & Order’s The Menendez Murders: Does it Reveal The Brothers’ Secrets From Prison?

For decades, the Menendez murders have fascinated the public. Now, they’re making it to the screen again in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. Lyle and Eric Menedez, were sentenced to life in prison without parole in the 1989 brutal murders of both of their biological parents, Jose’ and Kitty Menendez. There are still […]