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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 ...

It’s a Cash bash

A birthday celebration for Johnny Cash will feature an author who has chronicled the institution that Cash made iconic — Folsom State Prison. “Folsom Prison,” by local reside ...

Water supply to Folsom restored

The waterline from Folsom Lake to the city of Folsom has been restored, city officials said Friday morning. The pipeline that supplies the city with its drinking water collapsed T ...

Old prison has new warden

New Folsom State Prison Warden Mike Evans is a self-made man.No typical track exists toward becoming a prison warden, said Evans, 62, who took over Dec. 1 at the ancient institutio ...

Prisoners work to help those with disabilities

Folsom Prison is more than a collection of criminals, stone walls and the guards who walk those walls -- and the new warden wants the community to know. “I think the department ...

Inmate escapes from prison

An inmate walked away Saturday from a minimum-security facility outside the walls of Folsom's California State Prison-Sacramento. At approximately 9 p.m. inmate Robert Ivan Miche ...

Riot breaks out at Folsom Prison

Race was a factor in a riot involving several hundred inmates Sept. 30 at Folsom State Prison. "White versus black, as far as I know," said Lt. Dave Zaniroli, prison spokesman. "We ...

Folsom eyed for inmate health center; could bring 1,600 jobs

Nearly 80 acres of state-owned land along the American River in Folsom is earmarked for construction of a 775,000-square-foot prison medical facility. In California’s inmate-heal ...