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Inmate Gasps For Over An Hour During Arizona Execution

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

07/23/2014

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

Death Row Inmate Commits Suicide In San Quentin Prison

A death row inmate at San Quentin State Prison committed suicide in his cell late Friday night, prison spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.

10/08/2013

Pelican Bay State Prison

California’s Prison Chief Says Hunger Strike Won’t Help Inmates

California’s prisons chief says inmates who are refusing meals to protest the state’s solitary confinement program for gang leaders are harming their own cause.

07/10/2013

Inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

30K California Prison Inmates Refuse Meals In Protest

Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.

07/09/2013

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Spending Big On Healthcare While Shipping Inmates To Outside Hospitals

Healthcare for prisoners in California used to be so bad that a judge ruled it was unconstitutional and put a federal receiver in charge of fixing it.

11/05/2012

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Union City Prisoner Charged In Vermont Murder Cold Case

Vermont State Police investigators said a man in a California prison is being charged with the 1986 killing of a Manchester golf pro.

07/02/2012

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Former Pelican Bay Inmate Pleads No Contest In Peninsula Rape, Assault Charges

Former Pelican Bay State Prison inmate, Francisco Ismael Merino dropped mental competency proceedings & pleaded no contest to forcible rape, assault & false imprisonment…

CBS San Francisco–07/15/2011

Ismael Cesda, Ramirez

Inmate Who Escaped From Dublin Jail Recaptured

An inmate who escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin was recaptured in Fremont Friday morning, according to a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

CBS San Francisco–03/04/2011

Ismael Cesda, Ramirez

Inmate Walks Away From Dublin Jail

Alameda County deputies were searching for an inmate who escaped from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on Tuesday, a sergeant said.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/03/2011

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