Courts Try To Fast Track Release Of Thousands Of Low-Risk Prison Inmates Amid COVID-19 OutbreakGov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday that the state hopes to expedite the release of several thousand low-risk inmates at state prisons such as San Quentin that have seen outbreaks of the COVID-19 coronavirus in their populations.
San Quentin COVID-19 Outbreak Grows To 450 Total CasesAn outbreak of coronavirus among staff and inmates at San Quentin grew to 450 confirmed active cases Tuesday, state prison officials said.
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San Quentin Coronavirus Outbreak Explodes; 151 Inmates InfectedA coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison continues to grow Saturday, with more inmates and prison staff testing positive with COVID-19.
Activists, Inmates Call For Action Amid San Quentin COVID-19 OutbreakActivists, prisoners and their families on Tuesday were demanding action to stop what they are calling a brewing public health crisis at San Quentin State Prison due to COVID-19.
Newsom Targets Prison System Cutbacks Among Tough New Budget MeasuresGov. Gavin Newsom is proposing to significantly shrink the footprint of California's prison system, partly because of massive budget cuts prompted by the pandemic but also because of philosophy.
Condemned Cold Case Killer John Abel Dies At HospitalCondemned Inmate John Abel, sentenced to San Quentin's death row after evidence linked him to a 1992 Orange County slaying, has died at a local hospital, prison officials announced Saturday.
Controversial San Quentin Death Row Inmate Transfers Set To Begin When voters passed Prop. 66 in 2016 most believed the measure would speed up state executions, they never thought it would lead to condemned prisoners being allowed to request a transfer off San Quentin's Death Row.
Man Ordered To San Quentin Death Row For Killing Family Of 4A Southern California man was sentenced to death Tuesday for the 10-year-old killings of a family of four whose bodies were found buried in shallow graves in the California desert.
San Mateo Serial Killer Phillip Jablonski Dies On San Quentin's Death RowCondemned inmate Phillip Jablonski, on San Quentin's Death Row for killing his wife and mother-in-law in their Burlingame home in 1991, has been found dead inside his prison cell, officials announced Monday.
Condemned Killer Of Former Child Actor Dies On San Quentin's Death RowA 49-year-old San Quentin death row inmate, sentenced to be executed for the horrific 1996 kidnap and torture-murder of former child actor Anthony Guest Jr., has been found dead in his cell, authorities said.
San Quentin Among Aging California Prisons That Need Major Fixes, Study FindsCalifornia's 12 oldest prisons, some dating to the mid-1800s, need major repairs or replacements if they are to continue housing about a third of the state's inmate population.
Southern California Cop Killer Dies On San Quentin's Death RowAn inmate who had been on death row since 1982 was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell at 6:18 p.m. on Sunday.
San Quentin Inmate Charged With Fatally Shooting Girlfriend In Head In Half Moon BayAn inmate at San Quentin has been charged with fatally shooting his then-girlfriend in the head at a home in Half Moon Bay, last year.
Kevin Durant's Documentary Q Ball Premieres At SFFILMBR's Vern Glenn is on the red carpet at SFFILM where he interviews Michael Tolajian, the director of 'Q Ball,' a new documentary about the basketball players at San Quentin, produced by Warriors star Kevin Durant.