Hundreds of Prisoners in California Refuse Move to Safer CellsState officials want to move thousands of prisoners to safer areas during the COVID-19 pandemic but they say more than 200 California inmates refuse to be transferred.
California Devotes $30 Million to Aid Parolees in PandemicCalifornia has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees with community services after they complete their prison sentences or are released months early because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bay Area Public Defenders Ask State To Release At-Risk San Quentin Inmates Amid COVID OutbreakFour Bay Area public defenders are collaborating to seek the release of non-violent inmates from San Quentin State Prison, where a coronavirus outbreak has claimed 25 lives, a top lawyer in the San Francisco Public Defender's office said Wednesday.
40 More Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19 At Santa Rita Jail In DublinForty Alameda County Santa Rita Jail inmates have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus since Wednesday, sheriff's officials said Thursday.
SF Supes Approve Ban On City Profiting From Jail Inmate Phone Calls, ServicesSan Francisco Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure permanently banning the city from profiting off jail inmates and their families via services such as phone calls and commissary items.
Former Inmate Describes 'Filthy, Contaminated' Conditions Inside San Quentin Amid Growing COVID-19 OutbreakIn a chilling, firsthand account of what it's like inside The Q, an inmate who was released last week, says the prison conditions are filthy and contaminated with germs. He told KPIX5 something needs to be done before everyone inside is exposed to COVID-19.
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.
San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Grows To 450 Total CasesAn outbreak of coronavirus among staff and inmates at San Quentin grew to 450 confirmed active cases Tuesday, state prison officials said.
9 Inmates At Santa Rita Jail Still Recovering From COVID-19A total of 35 inmates at the Santa Rita Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 at some point but all but nine of them have completely recovered.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Inmate At San Francisco Jail Tests PositiveAn inmate being held in the San Francisco County jail system has tested positive for the coronavirus leading to renew pleas from the public defender's office to continue the early release of detainees to ease the facilities crowded conditions.
Coronavirus Update: Alameda County Court Orders 56 People Released From Santa Rita JailThe presiding judge of the Alameda County Superior Court ordered the release of 56 additional people from Santa Rita Jail on Monday to slow the spread of coronavirus within the facility.
Santa Rita Jail Reports 8 New Coronavirus Cases, Making 11 TotalEight more people at Santa Rita Jail have tested positive for coronavirus, marking 11 total cases at the jail, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday. Three inmates were confirmed to be infected on Tuesday.
Federal Judges Refuse To Order Release Of CA Prison Inmates During COVID-19 PandemicFederal judges refused to order California to free 1000s of prisoners to ease crowded conditions that attorneys likened to a “tinderbox” ready to ignite with the rapid spread of the coronavirus,
Inmates Who Walked Away From Humboldt Co. Prison Camp CapturedAuthorities on Sunday captured two minimum-security inmates who walked away from a prison camp in Northern California on Friday night.
Federal Judges Urged To Free Thousands Of California Inmates At Risk For CoronavirusAttorneys representing California inmates late Wednesday filed an emergency motion asking federal judges to free thousands of infirm and lower-security prisoners to prevent what they predict will otherwise be the catastrophic spread of coronavirus.