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.
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.