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.
Multiple Murderer Dies Of Natural Causes After 28 Years On California's Death RowA man who was on death row for killing three store clerks during a robbery spree three decades ago in Southern California has died of natural causes at a prison hospital in Vacaville, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Who Raped, Killed Teen Stepdaughter Dies In HospitalA San Quentin State Prison death row inmate convicted of the 1998 rape and murder of his stepdaughter in Sacramento County died Wednesday at a nearby hospital, state prison officials said Thursday.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Michael Lee Elliot Dies At HospitalSan Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.
Inmate On San Quentin Death Row Since 1995 Dies Of Natural CausesState prisons officials say a San Quentin death row inmate convicted of two 1985 murders in Los Angeles has died of natural causes.
California Voters May Soon Decide On Death Penalty ChangesThree former California governors announced a proposed ballot initiative Thursday designed to speed up the state’s lengthy death penalty process.
Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide In San Quentin PrisonA death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.
Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution MethodCalifornia prison officials say they won't appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state's three-drug cocktail means of execution.
Marin Coroner Says 'Night Stalker' Died From Lymphoma, Hepatitis CCondemned San Quentin State Prison inmate Richard Ramirez, known as the "Night Stalker," has been determined to have died from complications from B-cell lymphoma, according to a Marin County coroner's report.
Court Finds California Erred In New Lethal Injection RulesCorrections officials made several "substantial" procedural errors when they adopted new lethal injection rules, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could further delay a resumption of executions in California.