Judge Rules CDCR Inflicted Cruel and Unusual Punishment on San Quentin Inmates During Massive COVID OutbreakA judge has ruled California prison officials inflicted cruel and unusual punishment on inmates at San Quentin State Prison as a massive COVID-19 outbreak infected more that 2,600 prisoners and staff in the summer of 2020.
Marin County Judge Tentatively Rejects Cutting Inmate Crowding at San Quentin, Criticizes Officials Over COVID OutbreakA superior court judge in Marin County tentatively ruled Friday that state prison officials acted with indifference when they caused a deadly COVID outbreak at San Quentin last year but he said vaccines have since so changed the landscape that officials are no longer violating inmates’ constitutional rights.
California Supreme Court Rejects Attempt To Make It Harder To Impose Death PenaltyCalifornia’s top court rejected an attempt to make it harder to impose the death penalty, ruling Thursday in favor of the current system.
Aryan Brotherhood Hitman On San Quentin Death Row Dies In Prison Of Natural CausesA convicted killer and reputed hitman for the Aryan Brotherhood on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison for 35 years has died of natural causes, correction officials said.
California Supreme Court Hears Case That Could Impact Future Of Death PenaltyThe California Supreme Court began hearing arguments Wednesday in the death penalty appeal of Donte McDaniel, a case that legal experts say could impact the future of capital punishment in the state.
Trial Set To Begin In San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak That Left 29 DeadOpening statements are set to begin in an unprecedented trial involving more than 300 incarcerated people who allege that San Quentin State Prison and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation mishandled a COVID-19 outbreak.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Charles Crawford Dies; Murdered Teen Girl, Man In Fremont In 1996A convicted Alameda County murderer on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison was found unresponsive in his cell and pronounced dead at an outside hospital, corrections officials said Thursday.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Lumord Johnson Found Unresponsive In Cell, DiesAn inmate on death row at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County has died, state corrections officials said.
COVID Deaths: Family of Inmate Who Died In San Quentin Sues CaliforniaCalifornia corrections officials face a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the family of a 61-year-old prison inmate who died of COVID-19 after he was transferred with a group of infected inmates to San Quentin State Prison.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Johnny Mungia Dies At Outside HospitalJohnny Mungia, a convicted killer on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison for more than two decades, died Tuesday morning at an outside hospital, corrections officials said Tuesday.
Death Of 66-Year-Old San Quentin Inmate Investigated As HomicideOfficials at San Quentin State Prison are investigating the death of a 66-year-old inmate at the prison early Wednesday morning as a homicide.
San Quentin Faces $421,880 In CalOSHA Fines Over Employee Safety Violations During COVID-19 Outbreak CalOSHA has proposed levying $421,880 in fines against San Quentin State Prison for allegedly endangering its employees during a massive COVID-19 outbreak that sickened more than 2,000 inmates and 427 employees and claimed 29 lives including one guard.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Louis Peoples Found Dead In His CellA Stockton man sentenced to death for the murders of four people in 1997 was found dead in his cell on at San Quentin State Prison, prison officials said Wednesday.
Pinole Cop Killer James Odle Dies Of Natural Causes On San Quentin's Death Row A California inmate condemned to death nearly four decades ago for killing Pinole Police Officer Floyd “Bernie” Swartz during a shootout died Friday of natural causes at age 71, prison officials said.
Scott Peterson To Remain At San Quentin During Hearings For Possible RetrialA judge ruled Friday that convicted murderer Scott Peterson will stay at San Quentin instead of being transferred to the San Mateo County Jail for a possible retrial.