San Quentin Guard, 2 Others Accused in Death Row Contraband Cell Phone SchemeA San Quentin State Prison guard and two other suspects are being charged with attempting to smuggle cell phones into the prison's Death Row, according to Department of Justice officials.
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.
COVID: Lawsuit Names State Prison Leaders in Death of San Quentin GuardThe family of a San Quentin State Prison guard who died from COVID-19 after an outbreak among inmates and staff last year filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
Judge Could Order State To Vaccinate All Prison Staff, Inmate FirefightersCalifornia could be required to vaccinate all state prison employees and inmate firefighters for COVID-19 as a federal judge considers ways to boost vaccination numbers and stop the delta variant from surging there.
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.
Newsom Orders Independent Investigation In Death Row Inmate Kevin Cooper's ConvictionWhile not granting him the pardon he sought, Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered an independent investigation into the conviction of Kevin Cooper, a death row inmate whose case has drawn national attention.
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 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.
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.
Condemned Death Row Inmate Jose Francisco Guerra Dies At San QuentinPrison officials on Tuesday confirmed that a condemned death row inmate at San Quentin died at the prison after being found unresponsive in his cell Monday afternoon.
Condemned Killer Royce Lyn Scott Dies At Local Hospital; 3rd Death Row Inmate To Die In A WeekDeath Row inmate Royce L. Scott, condemned for the brutal rape and murder of a 78-year-old woman in her Palm Springs home in 1992, has died while being treated for an undisclosed medical illness, state prison officials announced Tuesday.
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.
Notorious Irvine Torture Killer Found Dead In San Quentin Death Row Cell Noel Jesse Plata, a Southern California gang member, sentenced to death after being convicted of murdering an 18-year-old college student during a home invasion robbery, was found dead early Monday in his cell at San Quentin.
State Supreme Court Upholds Serial Killer Chester Dewayne Turner's Death SentenceThe state Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Chester Dewayne Turner, a notorious serial killer who targeted homeless women in Southern California.
Hundreds of Prisoners in California Refuse Move to Safer CellsState officials want to move thousands of prisoners to safer areas during the COVID-19 pandemic but they say more than 200 California inmates refuse to be transferred.