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.
Court Orders Immediate Release Or Transfer 1,700 San Quentin Prison Inmates Over COVID OutbreakA state appeals court ordered San Quentin State Prison on Tuesday to immediately cut its inmate population by half, which would require transferring or releasing about 1,700 inmates, over the state's inability to manage a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the prison.
California Sued Over Death Of San Quentin Prisoner From COVID-19The family of a San Quentin State Prison inmate who died from COVID-19 filed a suit against the State of California and the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation over his death.
San Quentin Inmate Emon Barnes To Be Released After 19 Years Amid New Questions About ConvictionA Southern California man who spent 19 years in prison for a gang-related shooting will be released from San Quentin State Prison, a judge ordered Friday.
San Quentin Reports 26th Inmate Dies from COVID-19San Quentin State Prison officials announced Friday that a prisoner died from COVID-19 complications, the 26th inmate to die of the virus since the outbreak began in March.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Dean Dunlap Dies At San Bernardino County HospitalAnother condemned inmate from San Quentin State Prison, Dean Eric Dunlap, has died at an outside hospital, corrections officials announced Wednesday.
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.
San Quentin Prison Guard Battling COVID-19 Dies in San Jose HospitalA veteran San Quentin prison guard has become the first employee at that facility to die amid a COVID-19 outbreak at the prison, state officials said.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Pedro Arias Dies From Complications of COVID-19Pedro Arias, on San Quentin State Prison's death row since 1990, died Sunday at an outside hospital from what appears to be complications related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.
California Ups COVID-19 Early Inmate Release Estimate Amid ObjectionsState prison officials say as many as 17,600 California inmates may be released early due to the coronavirus.
Released Inmates Describe Ordeal Inside San Quentin During Coronavirus OutbreakGreg Morris was doing 17 years to life in San Quentin State Prison for attempted murder when coronavirus infiltrated the prison's walls. In an interview with KPIX he described conditions inside the Big House that he said were "terrible."
Diabetic San Quentin Inmate Says He Was Released to Quarantine at Novato Hotel Without FoodA diabetic San Quentin inmate claims he was dropped off at a Novato hotel to quarantine for two weeks, only to be left stranded without any support or a single meal.
Protesters Chain Themselves To Governor's Home As Prison COVID Deaths MountDemonstrators chained themselves to a fence outside Gov. Gavin Newsom’s home on Monday, calling for mass inmate releases and an end to immigration transfers because of the coronavirus pandemic, as deaths mounted at San Quentin State Prison.
Condemned Killer Johnny Avila Jr. Dies Of Complications From COVID-19Condemned Fresno killer Johnny Avila Jr. has become the 10th inmate on San Quentin's Death Row to die of complications from COVID-19 since the current outbreak of the virus began last month.