State Supreme Court Fast Tracks ExecutionsThe California Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Slashes Corrections Officer In FaceA condemned inmate at San Quentin State Prison attacked a corrections officer with an inmate-made knife Thursday morning, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Condemned Slayer Of Atascadero Lodge Managers Dies On Death RowA man who has been on California's death row for nearly three decades for a double killing has died.
San Quentin Guard Attacked By Death Row Inmate In Prison's ShowerA guard at San Quentin was attacked by an inmate last week, according to the department of corrections.
SoCal Woman Allegedly Smuggled Heroin, Cellphones To Friend On Death RowA Los Angeles woman is in a Bay Area jail for allegedly trying to sneak cellphones and heroin into San Quentin to a friend on death row.
Teaching Assistant Allegedly Smuggled Heroin, Cellphones Into San QuentinAn assistant teacher has been charged with smuggling cellphones and heroin into San Quentin State Prison for a death row inmate.
Arrest In San Quentin Death Row Smuggling Attempt A 47-year-old Southern California woman has been arrested for attempting to smuggle drugs and cell phones to a condemned gang member on San Quentin’s Death Row.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Dead In His CellAn inmate on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison was found dead in his cell Thursday morning.
Convicted Killer Dies Of Natural Causes On San Quentin's Death RowA 64-year-old condemned inmate has died of natural causes after serving 35 years on death row.
California Debates Resuming Executions With Single DrugOfficials overseeing the nation's largest death row are pushing ahead with plans to use a single lethal drug to meet legal requirements amid a nationwide shortage of execution drugs.
San Quentin's Death Row Is Running Out Of RoomSan Quentin’s Death Row is home to some of the state’s most notorious criminals, but the prison may be running out of room for them, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to ask for millions of dollars to pay for more cells.
Death Row Inmate Dies In San Quentin Decades After Stabbing Mentally Handicapped Woman To DeathA 67-year-old death row inmate died of unknown causes at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Wednesday evening, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.