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Ex-con, friend arrested attempting to smuggle items into prison

Two men, including a former inmate, were arrested earlier this week for attempting to introduce contraband into California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom. On Sunday, Aug. 28, t ...

Former inmate breaks back into new Folsom prison

A parolee was apprehended after breaking in to new Folsom prison Thursday morning. Marvin L. Ussrey, 48, was found hiding in tall grasses on the grounds of California State Prison, ...

Inmate recaptured same day as escape

An inmate who walked away from an unfenced area of a prison in Folsom early Friday morning was recaptured that evening in Carmichael. Stephen Austin Koble, 19, escaped between 5:45 ...

Two inmates escape from Folsom State Prison

Two minimum-security inmates escaped from the Folsom State Prison minimum support facility this morning. Inmate Jeffrey William Howard, 43, is a white male, 5 feet, 11 inches tall, ...

Riot locks down prison for weeks

Area residents said the recent Folsom Prison riot is part of living in the shadow of the famous penitentiary, but they are worried that brawls put others in danger. The prison re ...

Prison guards honored for bravery

Three Folsom State Prison and two California State Prison, Sacramento, correctional officers may be sporting some pretty impressive bling to go along with their badges, following a ...

Inmates weigh in on proposed desegregation

Inside a small, drab administration room deep within Folsom State Prison, three convicts make the self-evident case that incarceration stinks. Ostensibly there to talk about a new ...

Prison racially integrates inmates

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on new desegregation policies at Folsom Prison. Prisons aren’t generally thought of as the preferred setting for grand so ...

'Brats' recall life in prison's shadow

Put Craig Burnett and Tom Doherty in a room together, and the self-proclaimed former “prison brats” will speak evocatively about growing up on the grounds of Folsom State Priso ...

Prison guard trades in his guns for a hammer

One Fair Oaks resident has spent the last 60 years of his life working and volunteering in Folsom. Victor Rodman, 90, began working at Folsom State Prison as a correctional officer ...