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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

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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

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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Cell Phones Smuggled Into Prisons Find Their Way Into San Jose Domestic Violence Victim’s Hands

Even though they’re illegal in prison, dozens of cell phones confiscated from California inmates are now going to help victims of domestic violence in San Jose.

10/24/2014

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San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot Program

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.

10/22/2014

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