IRS Tries To Claw Back COVID-19 Stimulus Checks Sent To Prison InmatesHundreds of thousands of dollars in coronavirus relief payments have been sent to people behind bars in California and across the United States, and now the IRS is asking state officials to help claw back the cash that the federal tax agency says was mistakenly sent.
Visionary's Programs Transform Inmates' Lives In & Beyond San Francisco County JailFor pioneering programs that transform the lives of inmates in San Francisco County and beyond, this week's Jefferson Award in the Bay Area goes to Sunny Schwartz.
'Quentin Cooks' Program Teaches San Quentin Inmates Fine Culinary SkillsThe unique culinary program Quentin Cooks at San Quentin State Prison recruits professional chefs who volunteer to teach inmates cooking skills required to work in a commercial restaurant.
Oakland Community Leader Envisions School For At-Risk Youth; Faculty May Include PrisonersA man who grew up in a broken home and spent time in the juvenile justice system before becoming a top scholar and community leader is dreaming up a new school in one of the Bay Area’s toughest neighborhoods - one that could include prison inmates on the faculty.
Ex-Inmate Testifies That Deputies Arranged 'Gassing' Attacks On Him At Santa Rita JailAn ex-inmate at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin testified that two Alameda County sheriff's deputies arranged for a fellow inmate to spray feces and urine on him in his cell in 2016.
State Audit Into Illegal Female Prison Inmate Sterilizations Calls For Investigations Of Doctors, HospitalsCalifornia's medical board and Department of Public Health have been asked to investigate 17 doctors and eight hospitals involved in the illegal sterilizations of female prison inmates, based on a critical state audit released Thursday.
California Senate Passes Bill Approving Condoms For Prison InmatesCalifornia lawmakers are approving a plan to hand out condoms in adult prisons, despite the state’s ban on having sex behind bars.
Judge OKs California's Request To Force-Feed Hunger-Striking InmatesState and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge's permission to force-feed inmates if necessary as a statewide hunger strike entered its seventh week.