Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi

Inmates at Chino State Prison walk the hallway on December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments to appeal a federal court's ruling last year that the California state prison system would have to release 40,000 prisoners to cope with overcrowding so severe that it violated their human rights. More than 144,000 inmates are currently incarcerated in prisons that were designed to hold about 80,000. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California Prisoners

A new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.

03/15/2015

Federico Rocha (East Palo Alto Police Dept.)

Frederico Rocha Named New Undersheriff Of San Francisco

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi has named former interim East Palo Alto police Chief Federico Rocha as his new undersheriff.

04/18/2014

A view of San Francisco General Hospital on October 8, 2013 in San Francisco (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Does SF General Need Sheriff’s Deputies?

San Francisco’s Sheriff’s department, which manages security at SF General Hospital, has come under fire for its inadequate response to the Lynn Spalding case. Questions arise as to who should be in charge of security.

11/11/2013

Lynne Spalding (FIND LYNNE/Facebook)

Sheriff’s Department Shifts Staff At SF General After Patient Death

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is reassigning staff members on the heels of the investigation into the death of Lynne Spalding—the missing woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.

11/08/2013

Lynne Spalding

Sheriff Apologizes Over Incomplete Search For SF General Patient Found Dead

San Francisco’s Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi apologized for his department’s slow and incomplete search for a missing San Francisco woman whose body was found in a San Francisco General Hospital stairwell.

11/06/2013

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San Francisco Supes Allows City To Seek State Grant For New Jail

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the current Hall of Justice building.

10/22/2013

San Francisco Hall of Justice (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Sheriff’s New Jail Plans Faces Criticism From Activist Group

A long-running plan to rebuild the jails above San Francisco’s Hall of Justice received criticism from activists who showed up at a meeting on Monday to review Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi’s proposal and said that no jail should be built.

06/25/2013

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi (SF Sheriff's Dept.)

SF Sheriff Mirkarimi Organizes Inmate Dance Show For Domestic Violence Campaign

San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is helping to organize a choreographed dance by inmates and staff at county jails on Thursday as part of an international campaign against domestic violence.

02/13/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco May Increase Spending On Domestic Violence Program

Last year’s domestic violence scandal involving San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi could translate into more money for the city’s domestic violence programs when it goes before the board of supervisors.

02/07/2013

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Top San Francisco Officials Launch Campaign To End Domestic Violence

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee joined other top city officials and advocates against domestic violence on Thursday to launch a new campaign called “Peace at Home.”

12/13/2012

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