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.
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.
Some of the Warriors front office spent time in prison last weekend at San Quentin.
Ross Ulbricht, who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison. He was arrested in San Francisco in 2013.
San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the United States is showcasing talent that shines new light on the plays of Shakespeare.
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.
A former San Francisco police officer who testified against two colleagues in a federal corruption trial received the comparatively light sentence of 12 months in prison Thursday morning.
A suspect in two alleged attempted sexual assaults that occurred about a month apart in San Jose was arraigned in Santa Clara County Superior Court Tuesday and faces life in prison.
Attorneys representing a transgender prison inmate on Wednesday asked a federal judge to stick with his order that California officials must immediately provide the inmate with sex reassignment surgery.