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A guard tower is seen on the grounds of the California State Prison at San Quentin. ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Michael Lee Elliot Dies At Hospital

San Quentin State Prison death row inmate Michael Lee Elliot died Monday at a hospital, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.

12/09/2014

(CBS)

SoCal Surgeon Removes Wrong Kidney From Prisoner; Receives 3 Years Probation

A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.

12/03/2014

San Quentin student-inmates. (The Last Mile)

From Prisoners To Programmers — San Quentin Inmates Are Learning How To Code

A very lucky group of inmates at San Quentin are getting a high-tech break. They’re getting top-notch instruction in Java Script, HTML and CSS.

11/13/2014

Drako, a Belgian Malinois, sniffs along a row of prison cells. (CBS)

California Prison K-9 Sniffs Out Cellphones Smuggled To Convicts

Calfornia prisons are getting help from a four-legged deputy in stopping the constant smuggling of cellphones to convicts.

11/12/2014

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Series Of Inmate Deaths At Sonoma County Jail Prompts Review Of Procedures

A series of inmate deaths at the Sonoma County Jail in Santa Rosa has prompted the sheriff’s office to hire an outside panel to review policies and medical practices at the jail.

10/22/2014

(CBS)

Inmate Found Dead In Santa Rosa Jail

An inmate booked into the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility in Santa Rosa on Friday was found dead Saturday night in a unit for inmates going through drug withdrawals, the sheriff’s office reported Sunday.

10/19/2014

Inmate Escapes

5th Escaped Inmate Captured In Central California

Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.

09/21/2014

(CBS)

UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ Wins Lawsuit After Reporting Unethical Study On Prisoners

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

08/13/2014

(Sonoma County Sheriff's Office)

Sonoma County Jail Inmate Escapes From Work Program, Remains At Large

A 41-year-old inmate who escaped from Sonoma County Jail on Monday morning remains at large.

07/30/2014

A view of the death chamber from the witness room at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility shows an electric chair and gurney August 29, 2001 in Lucasville, Ohio. (Mike Simons/Getty Images)

Ninth Circuit Judge In San Francisco Calls For Death By Firing Squad, Rather Than Lethal Injection

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said properly trained firing squads are a “foolproof” way to quickly execute an inmate .

07/24/2014

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