Six San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of Sunday, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.
Visiting time for family members of prisoners at San Quentin in Marin County has been halted this weekend as health and prison officials investigate a case of Legionnaires disease.
Nearly 1,200 inmate firefighters are helping in the battle against the Rocky Fire, which has now charred nearly 70,000 acres and is 85 percent contained.
Children as young as 16 with parents or siblings in jail will be able to make solo visits under policies enacted Monday by the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.
San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the United States is showcasing talent that shines new light on the plays of Shakespeare.
San 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.
The earthquake-damaged Napa County Jail may not re-open for at least another year, according to estimates by officials. Inmates have had to spend the last eight months in Solano County Jail.
San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi To Fire Deputy Allegedly In Charge Of Organizing Inmate Jail Fights
Sheriff’s Deputy Scott Neu was the alleged ringleader of the staged fights at County Jail, where inmates would be pitted against each other.
Entrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.
California’s attorney general has filed court papers defending the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty.