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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 ...

Overcrossing to span intersection near Folsom Lake

Cyclists on a planned trail will need an overcrossing to avoid an expected heavy-traffic intersection below the under-construction Folsom Lake Crossing bridge. Bike travelers on a ...

Folsom Prison loses inmate to feds on new charges

One inmate released recently from Folsom State Prison could not have been happy about it. Aaron Pierre Brown, 28, of Hayward, who was in prison only for a parole violation, was re ...