Prisoner

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon

Task Force To Investigate Misconduct Among San Francisco Police, Sheriff’s Departments

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.

03/30/2015

Johnell Carter

Manhunt For Jailed Child Molestation Suspect Who Fought Deputy, Escaped From San Jose Hospital

A county jail inmate who escaped from Valley Medical Center Friday afternoon after he allegedly fought with and injured a deputy was arrested last year on suspicion of child molestation, a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said Friday.

03/06/2015

Freddy Swanson

Man Who Escaped Monterey County Jail Still On Loose

The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement officers are searching for a 23-year-old man who escaped from county jail in Salinas on Christmas Day, deputies said Sunday.

12/28/2014

(CBS)

Inmate Uses Ventilation Duct To Escape From Monterey County Jail

Authorities have issued a statewide Be on the Lookout report Thursday following the escape of an inmate from Monterey County Jail.

12/25/2014

Alan Gross (CBS)

Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross 5 Years Later

A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.

12/17/2014

(CBS)

SoCal Surgeon Removes Wrong Kidney From Prisoner; Receives 3 Years Probation

A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prisoner’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact.

12/03/2014

Inmate Escapes

5th Escaped Inmate Captured In Central California

Authorities in Central California have captured a fifth man who escaped a correctional facility.

09/21/2014

San Quentin execution chamber

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

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