Justice Department To Resume Federal Executions In DecemberThe Justice Department said Thursday that it will carry out executions of federal death row inmates for the first time since 2003.
Southern California Cop Killer Dies On San Quentin's Death RowAn inmate who had been on death row since 1982 was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell at 6:18 p.m. on Sunday.
Convicted Baby Killer Dies At San Quentin PrisonA San Quentin State Prison inmate who spent time on death row for a brutal murder of a 5-month-old girl after a kidnapping in San Bernardino County in 1981 has died of natural causes, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.
Cop Killer On San Quentin's Death Row Found Dead In His CellA man who was sentenced to death for killing an off-duty police captain during an attempted robbery in Southern California was found dead in his cell at San Quentin State Prison, officials said.
Victims' Parents Urge Gov. Newsom To Stop Death Penalty ReprieveParents of Californians murdered by people now on death row launched a statewide tour to urge Gov. Gavin Newsom to reverse his moratorium on executions.
Gov. Newsom Calls Death Penalty 'A Failure'; Halts State ExecutionsThe clock stopped ticking Wednesday for more than 730 inmates housed on San Quentin's Death Row including Scott Peterson, Richard Allen Davis and Cary Stayner after Gov. Gavin Newsom officially signed a moratorium on executions.
PHOTOS: Bay Area Inmates On Death Row At San Quentin State PrisonThere are currently 737 inmates on the state's death row, the nation's largest. Among the condemned inmates, here are some of the Bay Area's notorious killers.
PHOTOS: Work Crew Dismantles San Quentin's Death ChamberIt was a simple sentence posted on the door to San Quentin Prison's death chamber, but its impact sparked a debate across California and the nation.
Gov. Newsom To Sign Order Halting Death PenaltyCalifornia governor Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order placing a moratorium on the state's use of the death penalty on Wednesday morning. The order will reprieve all individuals sentenced to death in California.
Richmond Killer Among 2 Inmates Found Dead In Cells At NorCal PrisonTwo convicted murderers were found dead in their cells within 24 hours at a Northern California prison, one murdered by his cellmate, corrections officials said.
Newsom Orders More DNA Testing In Kevin Cooper Death Row CaseGov. Gavin Newsom ordered additional DNA testing Friday on evidence that death-row inmate Kevin Cooper says will prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.
Brown Orders Further Forensic Tests In Kevin Cooper CaseGov. Jerry Brown Monday ordered further forensic tests on evidence used to convict death row inmate Kevin Cooper of the murders of a Southern California family in the 1980s.
Deaths Of Condemned Inmates At San Quentin Trigger InvestigationThe deaths of two more condemned inmates this week on San Quentin's death row triggered an investigation by prison officials into the role contraband drugs may have played in the fatalities.
CDCR: Inmate Deaths On San Quentin Death Row Not RelatedState corrections officials don’t believe the deaths of two inmates who likely committed suicide at San Quentin State Prison this past weekend are related.
Infamous Southern California Serial Killer Found Dead At San QuentinA former U.S. Marine who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of five Southern California women in the 1980s and 1990s by an Orange County jury in October was discovered dead in his cell at San Quentin.