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Ronald Ross was freed from custody on February 21, 2013, after his attempted murder conviction was overturned. (CBS)

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Attempted Murder Sues City Of Oakland

A man who spent nearly seven years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted for attempted murder is filing a civil rights suit against the city of Oakland, alleging he was maliciously prosecuted.

02/22/2014

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Prison Inmate Plunges To His Death

A prisoner serving a life sentence at San Quentin who fell four stories on Tuesday died on Wednesday, prison officials said.

01/23/2014

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

Silicon Valley Project Gives San Quentin Inmates A Chance At Tech Jobs

A Silicon Valley project called, The Last Mile, sets up a group of volunteers with select inmates from San Quentin State Prison to prepare them to join the workforce in tech jobs once they are released.

11/29/2013

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

Inmates Learn Tech Sector From Silicon Valley Pros

The rigorous, six-month training teaches carefully selected inmates the ins and outs of designing and launching technology firms, using local experts as volunteer instructors.

11/25/2013

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

San Quentin execution chamber

Gov. Brown Drops Appeal Of 3-Drug Execution Method

California prison officials say they won’t appeal to the state Supreme Court a ruling invalidating the state’s three-drug cocktail means of execution.

07/10/2013

San Quentin execution chamber

Court Finds California Erred In New Lethal Injection Rules

Corrections officials made several “substantial” procedural errors when they adopted new lethal injection rules, a state appeals court ruled Thursday in a decision that could further delay a resumption of executions in California.

05/31/2013

Justin Alan Helzer, a death row inmate at San Quentin, died from an apparent suicide on April 14, 2013. Helzer was convicted of five murders in Concord and Marin County in 2000. (San Quentin State Prison)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate Found Dead In Apparent Suicide

San Quentin death row inmate Justin Alan Helzer, who was convicted in 2004 of five murders in Concord and in Marin County in 2000, committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell Sunday, San Quentin State Prison Lt. Sam Robinson said this afternoon.

04/15/2013

Ronald Ross was freed from custody on February 21, 2013, after his attempted murder conviction was overturned. (CBS)

Wrongly Convicted Oakland Man Not Bitter After 7 Years Behind Bars

An Oakland man wrongfully convicted of a 2006 shooting says he’s not bitter and wants to work with troubled youth

02/25/2013

The gurney inside the lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (CBS)

Voters Reject California Death Penalty Repeal

California voters have decided to retain the death penalty for the state’s worst criminals, rejecting the argument that too few death row inmates are executed to justify the cost.

11/07/2012

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