San Quentin State Prison
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.
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.
An Oakland man wrongfully convicted of a 2006 shooting says he’s not bitter and wants to work with troubled youth
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.
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.
A new Field Poll shows California voters split over a November ballot initiative seeking to repeal the death penalty.
After 14 years of denying responsibility for a series of murders, convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine is now admitting to his involvement. Shermantine sat down with Koula Gianulias of the CBS Sacramento affiliate at San Quentin State Prison in an exclusive interview from death row.
A victims’ rights group is seeking to remove from the November ballot a measure that would abolish the death penalty.
Gov. Jerry Brown is ordering California prison officials to explore using a single drug for lethal injections instead of three, in an effort to restart long-stalled executions in the state.
An interview with Jeanne Woodford, Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus and former San Quentin State Prison warden, on the possible future of the death penalty in the state of California