California Backs Off Easing Standard For Inmate FirefightersCalifornia's new corrections chief is backing off a plan to lower standards for inmate firefighters.
San Quentin Offering Prisoners Yoga To Aid RehabilitationPrisons can be described as many things, but "peaceful" is not usually one of them.
6 San Quentin Prison Inmates Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseaseSix San Quentin prison inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires disease as of Sunday, officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced.
San Quentin Halts Intake Of Prisoners After Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaires DiseasePrison officials halted the intake of prisoners at San Quentin Friday after one was diagnosed with Legionnaires disease on Thursday
Harsh California Prison 'Potty Watch' Contraband Searches Are Mostly A WasteCalifornia prison "potty watch" contraband searches have been used 1,200 times in the last 2 1/2 years, yet reports show they produced results less than 41 percent of the time.
Illicit Drugs 'Rampant' In California Prisons Despite Stepped-Up SearchesCalifornia inmates are dying of drug overdoses at nearly triple the national rate and it's unclear if the tough steps state officials took to stop illicit drugs from getting into prisons are having any effect.
Golden State GM Bob Myers Spends Time With San Quentin WarriorsSome of the Warriors front office spent time in prison last weekend at San Quentin.
San Quentin's Death Row Is Running Out Of RoomSan 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.
SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California PrisonersA new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.
Attorney General Harris Files Papers Defending Death Penalty's Constitutionality In CaliforniaCalifornia’s attorney general has filed court papers defending the constitutionality of the state’s death penalty.
San Francisco Jail Inmates Getting iPads As Part Of $275K Education Pilot ProgramThe San Francisco Sheriff's Department has announced more details of a partnership that will bring some jail inmates 100 iPads as part of a $250,000 educational program.
Report: 5 Inmates Escape From Madera County JailAccording to one report, as yet unconfirmed, five inmates have escaped from Madera County Department of Corrections in the Central Valley.