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California To End Unlimited Solitary Confinement Of Gang Members In State Prisons

California is ending its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.

09/01/2015

San Quentin Prison inmates waiting in line for a drink after the prison shuts off the water due to a inmate coming down with Legionnaires Disease. (CBS SF)

6 San Quentin Prison Inmates Diagnosed With Legionnaires Disease

Six San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of Sunday, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.

08/30/2015

San Quentin Prison inmates waiting in line for a drink after the prison shuts off the water due to a inmate coming down with Legionnaires Disease. (CBS SF)

San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires Disease

Prison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday

08/28/2015

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Inmate Found Dead In Martinez Jail, Apparently Hanged With Bedsheet

A 38-year-old male inmate who was being held at the Martinez Detention Facility died Saturday.

08/23/2015

(CBS)

Inmate In Vacaville Medical Facility Allegedly Tries To Kill Guard

An inmate at a state prison medical facility in Vacaville allegedly tried to kill a guard early Tuesday morning, according to prison officials.

08/18/2015

(CBS)

California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.

08/07/2015

William Yvon. (Source: Bay City News)

Search On After Inmate Walks Away From Work Crew In Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate who walked away from a work crew in Santa Cruz Thursday morning, a spokesman said.

07/16/2015

Edgar Covarrubias, an employee and resident of the Walden West Science Camp near Saratoga. (Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office)

South Bay Inmate-Work Agreement Terminated Following Science Camp Employee’s Arrest On Child Porn Charges

An inmate work agreement in place for 25 years in Silicon Valley has been terminated following the high-profile arrest of a science-camp supervisor on child pornography charges.

06/02/2015

(CBS)

Inmate Escapes Briefly From Custody Before Santa Clara County Court Appearance

A Santa Clara County inmate briefly escaped from custody before a scheduled court appearance in downtown San Jose Tuesday afternoon, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

05/26/2015

Raymond Edward Steele (CDCR)

Death Row Inmate Dies In San Quentin Decades After Stabbing Mentally Handicapped Woman To Death

A 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.

04/23/2015

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