120 Recommendations For Santa Clara Jail Safety From Blue Ribbon CommissionA group tasked with evaluating Santa Clara County jails presented the board of supervisors with more than 120 recommendations Tuesday and emphasized immediate action in adopting their proposals.
San Francisco Inmates Allegedly Forced To Fight Sue Jail GuardsSan Francisco sheriff's deputies accused of forcing inmates to fight gladiator-style in a city jail are now facing a civil suit.
Santa Clara County Sheriff Uses Her Own Money To Buy Jail CamerasSanta Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith wasn't willing to wait two years for a new camera system at the county jail, so she used her own money to purchase security cameras at a local Costco.
Santa Clara County Jail Inmates Getting Opportunity To File Grievances AnonymouslyThe Santa Clara County Sheriff has ordered grievance boxes be installed in his jails to allow inmates to file complaints anonymously.
Proposed Santa Clara County Jail Estimated To Cost $281M Projected For 2020 CompletionA new Santa Clara County jail facility won't be completed for another four years and the price tag for the new building has gone up to $281 million.
Lake County Man Who Spent 18 Years In Jail For Child Molestation To Be Released After Victim RecantsA man who spent 18 years in prison for child molestation is set to be released after his victim recanted her abuse claims.
3rd Inmate Killed In Central California Prison In 3-Month PeriodOfficials at a Central California state prison are investigating the third suspected inmate homicide there in three months.
San Francisco Supervisors Turn Down $80M Grant For New JailThe San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to turn down an $80 million grant from the State Public Works Board to help fund the construction of a $240 million proposed jail.
Animal Cruelty Conviction Lands Santa Rosa Man A 4 Month Jail SentenceA Santa Rosa man who abandoned an injured dog in a garbage pile last year was sentenced Monday morning to four months in the Sonoma County Jail for felony animal cruelty.
SF District Attorney Speaks Out Against Plan For New JailSan Francisco District Attorney George Gascon Tuesday spoke out against plans to build a new jail, saying the city should instead renovate existing jails and work to further reduce the number of inmates.
Female Inmate Dies In Sacramento JailOfficials say a female inmate found unconscious at the Sacramento County Main Jail later died at a hospital.
Inmate Found Dead At Elmwood Correctional Facility In MilpitasA 51-year-old man died while in custody at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas Friday morning, a Santa Clara County sheriff’s spokesman said.