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Mar 4, 2013 at 11:44 AM
Howard Devlin was arrested Tuesday in the Fresno County town of Parlier.
Jan 2, 2013 at 3:32 PM
Inmate Brian J. Tansey was attacked just before noon and died about an hour later after a transfer to Delano Regional Medical Center.
Sep 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation held its annual Medal of Valor awards ceremony Thursday near Sacramento. Four prison officers from Kern County were among those recognized for bravery
Jun 26, 2012 at 2:21 PM
Inmates rioted Tuesday at Wasco State Prison, forcing guards to fire three lethal warning shots to quell the uprising.
May 22, 2012 at 10:28 AM

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Police have released the name and description of the man they say is responsible for the death of 2-year-old Ka-Mya Robinson. 

Anthony Ralph Valenzuela Chacon is described as Hispanic, 28 years old,...
May 21, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Police have released the name and description of the man they say is responsible for the death of 2-year-old Ka-Mya Robinson.
Apr 20, 2012 at 8:45 AM
An inmate who was housed at Wasco State Prison was accidentally released early from incarceration.
Oct 12, 2011 at 4:49 PM
It was a brutal rape that put a Hollywood actor behind bars. Now, he's accused in a real-life prison murder.
Oct 11, 2011 at 1:16 PM
The death of an inmate at Wasco State Prison-Reception Center is under investigation, and the prime suspect is a former actor and mixed-martial arts fighter.
Jul 20, 2011 at 3:41 PM
A homicide investigation is underway after an inmate from Wasco State Prison died. Lorenzo C. Paynes, 48, was found unresponsive June 19 in his jail cell but didn't die until Saturday, prison officials said Wednesday.
Jul 12, 2011 at 3:57 PM
The Wasco man who was found dead inside his prison cell was strangled.
Jul 11, 2011 at 2:25 PM
A Wasco man has been found dead inside his prison cell.
Jun 13, 2011 at 3:09 PM
A caretaker has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
Jun 13, 2011 at 3:08 PM
A caretaker has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. Carol Louise Juette, 61, was the caretaker for a 76-year-old woman in Ford City, which is adjacent to Taft. An elder-abuse investigation began last September. Deputies...
Mar 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM
State prisons spokesman Lt. Robert Mazuka says a 35-year-old inmate was found dead at about 12:45 a.m. Wednesday in his cell during a security check.