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.
COVID: 27th San Quentin Inmate Dies After Being Infected With COVID-19While the COVID-19 outbreak that once numbered more than 2,200 positive cases at its height among San Quentin inmates had subsided to just three on Saturday, the illness has claimed another life among the prison population, officials announced.
COVID-19 Won't Stop Volunteers from Helping San Quentin InmatesVolunteers Diana Kronstadt and Helaine Melnitzer were immersed in a San Quentin rehabilitation program when COVID-19 blocked them from entering the prison.
California Devotes $30 Million to Aid Parolees in PandemicCalifornia has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees with community services after they complete their prison sentences or are released months early because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
Family Demanding Answers About Recently Released San Quentin Inmate's DeathA San Quentin inmate, who claimed he was dropped off at a Novato hotel to quarantine with little state support after his early release from prison during the facility's deadly COVID-19 outbreak, has died and his family is demanding answers.
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.
Condemned Multiple Murderer Orlando G. Romero Dies While Being Treated For COVID-19Condemned killer Orlando Romero, sentenced to death along with his brother Christopher Self in 1996, died Sunday at a hospital outside of San Quentin while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, according to state prison officials.
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.
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.
2 State Prison Inmates, 1 From San Quentin, Die From Suspected COVID-19 ComplicationsTwo more California state prisoners, one from San Quentin and another from Avenal, died Friday from what appear to be complications of the coronavirus.
COVID-19 Reopening Roundup: School Year Starting Remotely; San Francisco Reopening Rollback; Maskless Deaf Woman Confronted At StoresThe tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here's a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours.
'Voices of San Quentin'; Instagram Page Portrays Prisoners, Families Cut Off By COVIDThe worsening coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison has led to suspensions of inmate privileges such as telephone access, leaving inmates and their families cut-off from each other, an issue one group is calling attention to on social media.
Condemned Killer Todd Givens Investigated For San Quentin Death Row Guard AttackCondemned killer Todd Givens, on San Quentin's Death Row for a pair of Tulare County murders, allegedly attempted to slash a guard's neck with a prison-made weapon while being served breakfast, according to prison officials.
COVID-19 Roundup: Surge Overwhelms Lodi Hospital; San Mateo Co. New Shutdown Threat; Haircut Housecalls Could Be New NormThe tsunami of news about the current coronavirus outbreak and now the reopenings can be overwhelming. To help you navigate through what you need to know here's a news roundup of the top coronavirus and reopening-related stories from the last 24 hours.