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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)

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

Notable Deaths 2013

Marin Coroner Says ‘Night Stalker’ Died From Lymphoma, Hepatitis C

Condemned San Quentin State Prison inmate Richard Ramirez, known as the “Night Stalker,” has been determined to have died from complications from B-cell lymphoma, according to a Marin County coroner’s report.

06/17/2013

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

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Quentin Inmates Give $36K To Bay Area Crime Victims’ Groups

Inmates at San Quentin State Prison Tuesday were giving away $36,000 they have earned to five Bay Area crime victims’ service groups, a prison spokesman said.

11/27/2012

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

San Quentin execution chamber

3 Ex-California Governors Oppose Death Penalty Repeal

Three former California governors joined prosecutors and families of murder victims Tuesday to urge voters to reject a ballot proposal next week that would abolish the state’s death penalty.

10/30/2012

San Quentin State Prison (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chickenpox Outbreak Locks Down San Quentin

San Quentin State Prison is on a medical lockdown following an outbreak of chickenpox, according to published reports.

10/30/2012

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