Courts Try To Fast Track Release Of Thousands Of Low-Risk Prison Inmates Amid COVID-19 OutbreakGov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state hopes to expedite the release of several thousand low-risk inmates at state prisons such as San Quentin that have seen outbreaks of the COVID-19 coronavirus in their populations.
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.
SF Jail Program Is The Model For Law To Provide Free Condoms To California PrisonersA new law in California will require state prisons to make condoms available to all prisoners, even though sex between inmates is still a crime.
Audit To Investigate Sterilizations Of Women In California PrisonsCalifornia lawmakers on Thursday approved an audit of the state's prison health care system, after a recent investigative report revealed hundreds of female inmates were forcibly sterilized.