Inmates

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 State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Inmate Visits Cancelled At San Quentin Due To Case Of Legionnaires Disease

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.

08/29/2015

CLEARLAKE, CA - AUGUST 02:  Inmate fire crews walk by a backfire on the side of highway 20 ahead of the Rocky Fire on August 2, 2015 near Clearlake, California. Over 1,900 firefighters are battling the Rocky Fire that burned over 22,000 acres since it started on Wednesday afternoon. The fire is currently five percent contained and has destroyed at least 14 homes.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Credits Prison Inmates In Rocky Fire Fight

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.

08/10/2015

San Francisco County Jail. (CBS)

New Policy Lets Kids As Young As 16 Make Solo Visits To Parents, Siblings In SF Jail

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.

06/09/2015

LONDON - SEPTERMBER 7: The previously unknown 1623 edition of William Shakespeare's First Folio. s. (Photo by Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

Murder, Tragedy Are Familiar Themes For Actors In San Quentin Production Of Shakespeare’s Macbeth

San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the United States is showcasing talent that shines new light on the plays of Shakespeare.

05/27/2015

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

San Quentin’s Death Row Is Running Out Of Room

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.

05/25/2015

Damage and rubble next to a destroyed building from the 6.0 Napa earthquake on August, 24th 2014. 
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9 Months After Napa Quake, Damaged County Jail May Not Re-Open For Another Year

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.

05/18/2015

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (CBS)

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.

04/30/2015

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

Entrepreneurial San Quentin Inmates Getting Chance To Pitch Ideas To Tech Leaders

Entrepreneurial inmates at San Quentin are getting a chance to present their ideas to tech and business leaders.

03/18/2015

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Attorney General Harris Files Papers Defending Death Penalty’s Constitutionality In California

California’s attorney general has filed court papers defending the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty.

12/01/2014

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