An inmate at Santa Clara County Jail was found dead early Thursday, a sheriff’s office spokesman said Friday.
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors has voted to support an application to request state money to fund a new jail facility in San Jose.
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.
State Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Oakland, believes the money for a planned expansion of a Richmond jail should be used for more job training programs that would reduce incarcerations.
The espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.
Santa Clara County’s homeless situation is proving to be very expensive, costing the country more than half a billion dollars a year.
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.
The FBI has agreed to investigate allegations of forced inmate fighting in San Francisco’s jail at the request of San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi.
Following separate allegations of misconduct by San Francisco police officers and sheriff’s deputies and irregularities at the Police Department’s DNA lab, District Attorney George Gascon announced Monday that he has created a task force to investigate the cases.
The increasing number of state prisoners being transferred to local jails has put a strain on counties throughout California, including Santa Clara, which has decided to move ahead with a plan to build a brand new jail.