Update: Influential Music Producer Phil Spector Dies In California PrisonInfluential Music Producer Phil Spector, whose 'wall of sound' fashioned some of the greatest rock hits of the 1960s and 1970s, has died of natural causes while serving a second-degree murder sentence in the California Health Care Facility, state prison authorities announced Sunday.
COVID: State Obtains Vaccines For Stockton Prison Medical FacilityInmates and staff at a Stockton prison facility for convicts with special medical needs received COVID-19 vaccinations, which will be some of the first administered in the state.
Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks To End Mandatory Minimum Sentences For Nonviolent Drug OffendersMandatory prison sentence requirements for nonviolent drug offenses would be repealed under a proposal introduced in the California legislature by a Bay Area lawmaker.
Convicted Contra Costa Gang Killer Dies In Soledad Prison StabbingIsaac M. McCuan, who was sentenced to life in prison for a Contra Costa County gang murder, has been stabbed to death in his jail cell, state prison officials announced Saturday.
22nd San Quentin Inmate Dies While Being Treated For COVID-19A general population inmate being treated at a Northern California hospital for COVID-19 has died of complications from the virus, raising the death toll at San Quentin State prison to 22, prison officials announced Tuesday.
COVID-19: California's Prison Population Drops Below 100,000 For First Time In Three DecadesAs a COVID-19 outbreak has raged within the California prison system, the population of inmates has fallen below 100,000 for the first time since 1990 as officials accelerated an early release program to ease the spread of the virus.
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,