No Super Bowl For Inmates As Sheriffs Find Homemade Booze At Santa Rita JailThe Alameda County Sheriff's Office quashed an apparent Super Bowl party planned by a group of inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
Newsom Signs Laws For CA To Ease Mandatory Sentences, Restricts Body CamerasCalifornia will soon end some mandatory sentences, make it easier to expunge old criminal records, bar charging inmates for medical care and ban police from using facial recognition software on body cameras.
Convicted Santa Clara County Killer Suspected In State Prison HomicideA convicted killer from Santa Clara County was being investigated as the suspect in an inmate homicide at Corcoran State Prison, state corrections officials said Wednesday.
2020 Voter Referendum To Challenge New Law Ending Cash BailA historic California law that would replace cash bail with a risk assessment system has been put on hold because a referendum challenging it qualified for the November 2020 ballot.
Santa Clara Co. Reaches $1.6M Settlement Over Jail ConditionsThe Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has reached a $1.6 million settlement in a class action lawsuit filed three years ago alleging overuse of solitary confinement and inadequate medical care at county jails, sheriff’s officials said.
Suit Against San Francisco Claims Inmates Were Exposed To Human WastePersistent sewage problems at the San Francisco Hall of Justice is creating dangerous and unhealthy conditions for prisoners at the building's main jail, according to a class-action lawsuit filed Monday against the city.
California Considers Requiring Prison Inmates Have Access To Vegan MealsA California legislator introduced legislation to ensure that those confined to prison and hospitals have access to plant-based meals.
San Francisco Jails Implement Reforms For Transgender, Gender Variant And Non-Binary InmatesSan Francisco Sheriff's Department is one of the first agencies in the nation to address the needs of transgender, gender variant and non-binary inmates in its jails.
Masked Inmates Booby Trapped Entire Cell Block At Santa Cruz JailMasked inmates armed with soap, books and mattresses booby-trapped an entire cell block at the Santa Cruz County Jail.
Deputies End Inmates Standoff Inside Santa Cruz County JailSanta Cruz County deputies have ended an escalating standoff inside the county jail after inmates used "mattresses as makeshift barricades and prepared tools for offensive and defensive use.”
Activists Raise Concerns About Conditions In Alameda County JailsInmate rights activists told an Alameda County Board of Supervisors committee Thursday that they’re concerned about the conditions at the county’s two jails.