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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

San Quentin execution chamber

Inmate Gasps For Over An Hour During Arizona Execution

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

07/23/2014

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San Mateo County Approves Transferring Inmates From Overcrowded Jail To Alameda County

San Mateo County has approved spending $3 million to transfer inmates across The Bay to relieve jail overcrowding to Alameda County, where there’s more room.

07/11/2014

High Desert State Prison

Prisoner From Contra Costa County Suspected Of Stabbing Fellow Inmate In Susanville

A Contra Costa County man who is an inmate at High Desert State Prison in Susanville is being investigated for attempted homicide of another inmate on Thursday.

06/06/2014

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ACLU Sues To Stop Mandatory Pregnancy Tests In Alameda County Jails

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California filed a lawsuit Monday against the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office over a policy requiring all women booked into Alameda County jails who are younger than 60 to submit to a pregnancy test.

06/03/2014

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Inmate Found Dead In Martinez Jail cell

An inmate found dead in a cell at Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on Thursday has been identified as David Bremer, 24, of Alamo.

03/21/2014

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

Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide In San Quentin Prison

A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.

10/08/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Judges Order Brown To Release Thousands Of California Inmates

Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday he will ask the courts to stay what he calls an “unprecedented order” to release nearly 10,000 prison inmates by year’s end.

06/20/2013

(CBS)

Inmate Captured After Escaping From Clayton Detention Facility

A Contra Costa County Jail inmate who escaped from the Marsh Creek Detention Facility earlier Monday has been captured, according to the sheriff’s office.

04/08/2013

Prison Inmates

Report Finds It’s Too Soon For California To Control Inmate Care

A federal overseer says it’s too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

01/18/2013

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