Contra Costa Supervisors Approve Demolishing Old County Jail, Administration BuildingThe Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously decided Tuesday to demolish the old county jail – which has been on the site since 1903 – along with the 12-story former county administration building at 651 Pine St. in Martinez.
Rock-Wielding Man Goes On Window Smashing Rampage In PittsburgDozens of commercial plate glass windows were smashed in downtown Pittsburg Sunday night, and the police have a suspect in custody.
Antioch Father Arrested After Son Shot Multiple TimesAntioch Police arrested a father Wednesday night for allegedly shooting his son, according to police officials.
Lawsuit Spurs Contra Costa County to Spend $250 Million on Jail Health CareContra Costa County will spend $250 million to increase staffing and improve health care at its jails after a lawsuit alleged inmates with physical and mental problems were being neglected, including some who were potentially suicidal.
20 Contra Costa Jail Volunteers Lose Clearances Over ViolationsSheriff’s officials said they determined that volunteers with the group CIVIC repeatedly violated multiple rules at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond.
Contra Costa County Jail Inmate Who Died After Being Tased IdentifiedA Contra Costa County Jail inmate who died Tuesday after a sheriff's deputy used a Taser to subdue him has been identified as 58-year-old Oakland man Donald Ray McCullough, a sheriff's office spokesman said on Wednesday.
East Bay Lawmaker Promises Swift Action After Jail Nurse MurderAssemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward) planned to introduce legislation as early as December to address safety concerns after the death of a nurse at the Contra Costa County jail.