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.
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.