• Colorado is the latest state to abolish the death penalty

    (CNN) — The death penalty will soon be no more in Colorado. Gov. Jared Polis signed legislation on Monday abolishing the death penalty, making Colorado the 22nd state to do so. He also commuted the sentences of three men on death row. Robert Ray, Sir Mario Owens and Nathan Dunlap will now serve life in prison without the possibility […]

  • AG Barr orders reinstatement of the federal death penalty

    Attorney General William Barr has ordered the reinstatement of the federal death penalty after a 16-year pause, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. Barr also directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murder, the Justice Department said in a news release. The executions are slated to […]

  • Supervisors OK Budget for Smith Jail Infirmary Project

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a $785,253 budget for a project to revamp a wing of the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning to improve inmate healthcare services. The SCF Healthcare Enhancement Project is a joint effort by the Economic Development Agency and Riverside University Health System to ensure appropriate space and equipment are available […]

  • County Taps Goodwill to Help Ex-Cons Enter Workforce

    The Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a five-year, $647,200 contract with Goodwill Industries of Southern California to provide employment services for convicted felons unable to find work on their own. The Riverside County Department of Probation sought the agreement with the nonprofit after reviewing the qualifications of 56 prospective vendors and determining that Goodwill was […]

  • Feds Arrest 162 in Three-Day SoCal Immigration Operation

    Federal immigration agents arrested 162 people in the Southland during a recent enforcement operation, including a Mexican national convicted of rape and a citizen of El Salvador convicted of voluntary manslaughter, authorities said Thursday. The three-day operation that ended Tuesday “targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, and individuals who […]

  • Ten Parolees Arrested in Cathedral City Sweep

    Cathedral City, CA During the week of February 12-16, 2018, a multi-agency law enforcement team called East P.A.C.T. (Post Release Accountability Compliance Team) conducted week-long compliance checks in Cathedral City. The operation consisted of 63 searches over the course of five days. The locations searched were homes of subjects on active probation/parole. The subjects at […]

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