Prison

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.

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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)

San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires Disease

Prison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday

08/28/2015

Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad. (CDCR)

Inmates Riot At Maximum Security Prison In Soledad

A riot involving 90 inmates at a maximum-security prison in Soledad Thursday morning sent two inmates to the hospital and injured others, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said.

08/27/2015

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Inmate In Vacaville Medical Facility Allegedly Tries To Kill Guard

An inmate at a state prison medical facility in Vacaville allegedly tried to kill a guard early Tuesday morning, according to prison officials.

08/18/2015

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

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California Could Become 1st State To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Gov. Jerry Brown is weighing whether to grant parole to a transgender inmate who is trying to force California to become the first state to pay for a prisoner’s sex reassignment surgery.

08/07/2015

Jail Cell

Concord Woman Gets Prison Time For Fabricating Dozens Of Asylum Applications

Federal officials say a Concord woman who submitted fraudulent asylum applications has been sentenced to six months in prison.

07/14/2015

This 18 August 2005 file photo shows an aerial view of Alcatraz Island, in San Francisco Bay of California. Once a sinister home to notorious mobsters and murderers, Alcatraz is in line for an environmental makeover that could see the imposing former prison island become a tree-hugger's paradise. The US Parks Service is studying plans to make Alcatraz self-sufficient in an attempt to lessen the impact on the environment and provide an example to the rest of the US. By 2014, authorities expect to have installed a waste reprocessing plant as well as a de-salination plant to provide drinking water. AFP PHOTO/Helene Labriet-Gross/FILES (Photo credit should read HELENE LABRIET-GROSS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Unveils $3 Million In Improvements To Alcatraz Island

The National Park Service is pulling the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz Island after $3 million in improvements to the guardhouse, library and schoolhouse and other historic features.

07/01/2015

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

Federal Appeals Court Revives Transgender California Prisoner’s Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a California prison inmate who claims prison officials are subjecting her to cruel and unusual punishment by denying her sex-reassignment surgery.

06/26/2015

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