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.
CA Prison Employees Suspended For Posting Racist Jokes About Death Of George Floydalifornia prison officials said Friday that they suspended multiple employees who made racist jokes about the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis.
Newsom Targets Prison System Cutbacks Among Tough New Budget MeasuresGov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to significantly shrink the footprint of California's prison system, partly because of massive budget cuts prompted by the pandemic but also because of philosophy.
Nearly 70 Percent of Inmates at Central Coast Federal Prison Test Positive for COVID-19At the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in Santa Barbara county, 792 of 1,162 inmates -- approximately 68 percent -- have tested positive for COVID-19, according to numbers released Friday by government officials.
4 Inmates Stabbed, Beaten To Death At 3 Different California State PrisonsFour inmates were killed at three state prisons in Northern and Southern California, corrections department officials said Monday.
State Board Denies Inmate's Early Release In Santa Rosa Gang Shooting A bid for early release on parole by Oscar Perez, a gang member convicted of attempted murder, has been denied at a hearing held remotely via Zoom, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch announced.
Coronavirus Update: 6 Santa Rita Jail Inmates Completely Recover From COVID-19The number of inmates at the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin who have the coronavirus has decreased by six because six who tested positive have completely recovered, Alameda County sheriff's officials said on Monday.
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.
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,
Coronavirus Update: San Francisco Sheriff's Deputy Tests Positive For COVID-19A San Francisco sheriff's deputy assigned to a county jail has tested positive for COVID-19, the sheriff's department said Sunday.
Oakland Approves Ban On Background Checks For Prospective RentersFollowing a unanimous vote by the city council Tuesday night, Oakland has now become the first city in California to ban criminal background checks on potential renters.
Cellmate Suspected In Death Of Kern County Inmate Serving Life SentenceLawrence Tate was found unresponsive late Wednesday inside his cell at North Kern State Prison. The 63-year-old was taken to a hospital where he died.
Inside Dublin Prison Where Felicity Huffman Hopes to Spend 2-Week SentenceNow that Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in prison for her role in a massive college admissions scam, attention has turned to where she'll spend her time behind bars.
San Francisco Tenderloin Fentanyl Dealer Sentenced To 3 Years In Federal Prison A 23-year-old San Francisco man has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for illegally selling fentanyl in the city's troubled Tenderloin District, according to federal prosecutors.
San Quentin Among Aging California Prisons That Need Major Fixes, Study FindsCalifornia's 12 oldest prisons, some dating to the mid-1800s, need major repairs or replacements if they are to continue housing about a third of the state's inmate population.