State Supreme Court Fast Tracks ExecutionsThe California Supreme Court Thursday upheld a ballot measure narrowly approved by voters to change the state's dysfunctional death penalty system and speed up executions.
Convicted Murderer Endorses Contra Costa County District Attorney CandidateA man who wants to be the new District Attorney in Contra Costa County is getting an endorsement from a convicted murderer.
California Slowly Moves Toward Resuming ExecutionsCalifornia is one of 12 states that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Slashes Corrections Officer In FaceA condemned inmate at San Quentin State Prison attacked a corrections officer with an inmate-made knife Thursday morning, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Podcast Shares Details Of Life Behind Bars At San QuentinThis summer, we'll hear some rare details about life inside San Quentin State Prison, from the inmates themselves. This week's Jefferson Award winner is helping inmates produce the first podcast from inside a prison.
2nd Condemned Inmate On San Quentin Death Row Dies In 1 WeekA second condemned inmate on California's death row has died at San Quentin prison, officials announced Monday.
Prisoner-Produced Podcast Makes San Quentin Inmates' Stories Available WorldwidePrisoners' real stories told by prisoners -- from behind bars. That's what podcast listeners will be getting when San Quentin's "Ear Hustle" goes worldwide.
California Regains Control of San Quentin Inmate Health CareSan Quentin is the 10th of California's 34 prisons to be released from federal control as the state slowly makes progress toward improving conditions for inmates.
State Cracks Down On Inmates Illegal Cell Phone AccessCalifornia is installing nearly 1,000 sophisticated metal detectors, scanners and secret security cameras at its prisons in its latest attempt to thwart the smuggling of cellphones.
Condemned Slayer Of Atascadero Lodge Managers Dies On Death RowA man who has been on California's death row for nearly three decades for a double killing has died.
Cellphones Keep Cropping Up Inside California PrisonsInside the walls of San Quentin State Prison, inmates are forbidden to have cell phones. Nevertheless, some inmates have been able to post selfies in the slammer on social media.
San Quentin Guard Attacked By Death Row Inmate In Prison's ShowerA guard at San Quentin was attacked by an inmate last week, according to the department of corrections.