U.S. judge allows California to force feed hunger-striking inmates

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson issued a court order saying California corrections officers may force feed hunger-striking inmates to keep them alive.

Judge orders inmates moved from two Calif. prisons with valley fever

SACRAMENTO, June 25 (UPI) -- A federal judge ordered California to move inmates at risk of contracting valley fever from two prisons verified as hosting the deadly fungus.

Sex offenders keep right to privacy online

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled that California's new human-trafficking law imposes unconstitutional penalties on sex offenders, officials said.

Oakland, Calif., agrees to police monitor

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Oakland, Calif., has agreed to a compliance monitor for the Police Department to settle a long-running police suit.

Intruders disrupt Seattle Occupy marches

SEATTLE, May 2 (UPI) -- Black-clad intruders disrupted peaceful Occupy movement marches in Seattle, smashing windows, spray-painting cars and slashing tires, witnesses and police said.

California prison receiver wants $8B

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The court-appointed overseer of the California prison healthcare system Wednesday asked a federal judge to give the prison medical system $8 billion.

California prisons told to pay doctors

SACRAMENTO, March 30 (UPI) -- A federal judge ruled Thursday that California's Bureau of Prisons must pay millions of dollars owed to doctors who treat inmates.

U.S. takes over Calif. prison healthcare

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1 (UPI) -- California officials say they plan to cooperate with a federal order to transfer control of healthcare in state prisons to a receiver.

San Quentin a 'refugee camp'

SACRAMENTO, April 14 (UPI) -- A court-appointed group of medical experts declared California's San Quentin prison a "decrepit" facility that poses a major risk to public health.

Judge questions Calif. prison guard pact

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- A federal judge has threatened to place California's prison system under court control because of a contract deal between the guards' union and the governor.