Judge Approves Preliminary Settlement In Lawsuit Over Mental Health Care At Santa Rita JailU.S. Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins preliminarily approved a settlement in a federal class action lawsuit against Alameda County over mental health care at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin and at any other Alameda County jail.
COVID UPDATE: Coronavirus Cases Rise at Santa Rita JailThe Alameda County Sheriff's office announced Tuesday that it’s taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Santa Rita Jail in Dublin after cases there spiked recently.
COVID Outbreak At Santa Rita JailAuthorities in Alameda County have confirmed an outbreak among staff and inmates at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
COVID: Outbreak at Santa Rita Jail Leads to Suspension of In-Person VisitsA spike in COVID cases in recent days has prompted officials at Santa Rita Jail to suspend all in-person jail visits.
Suspect In Brutal Berkeley Home Invasion, Attempted Rape Identified As Santa Rita Jail InmateA Sacramento County man in jail on robbery and burglary charges was also charged in the attempted rape and brutal assault at gunpoint of a Berkeley woman alone in her apartment during a home invasion in September, police said Tuesday.
DOJ: Santa Rita Jail, Alameda Co. Violated Civil Rights Of Inmates With Mental Health DisabilitiesThe County of Alameda has violated civil rights by failing to provide proper mental health services, especially at Santa Rita Jail, where 19 people have committed suicide since 2014, according to federal report released Thursday.
Derick Almena Accepts Plea Deal In Ghost Ship Warehouse Fire, Likely Avoiding Prison TimeDerick Almena, the master leaseholder of the Oakland Ghost Ship warehouse which burned in a December 2016 fire that killed 36 people, accepted a plea deal Friday morning that would avoid a second trial and likely any prison time.
COVID Outbreak: Nearly 90 Active Cases Among Santa Rita Jail Inmates, StaffNearly 90 cases of coronavirus remain active at Santa Rita Jail among the facility's inmates and staff members, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.
Alameda County Sheriff Office Employee Charged With Smuggling Meth, Phone Into Santa Rita JailAn Alameda County Sheriff's Office technician has been arrested for allegedly smuggling a phone and methamphetamine to an inmate at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.
40 More Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19 At Santa Rita Jail In DublinForty Alameda County Santa Rita Jail inmates have tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus since Wednesday, sheriff's officials said Thursday.
Alameda County Sheriff's Lieutenant Fired After 2019 Death Of In-Custody Suspect Chained To ChairAn Alameda County sheriff’s lieutenant has been fired following an investigation into the death of a man arrested in Fremont in 2019 after his parents called police seeking care for him, a sheriff’s spokesman said Wednesday.
Accused Dublin Child Molester Walid Hamze To Seek Bail Reduction Over Coronavirus ConcernsAn accused child molester, Walid Hamze, could be the latest high-profile suspect to get out of jail in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Marshawn Lynch, E-40 Donate Cases Of Hand Sanitizer To Jail, Prison FacilitiesTwo Bay Area celebrities have made an impact to help limit the spread of coronavirus at jail and prison facilities in California.
Ghost Ship Master Tenant Almena Released From Santa Rita JailGhost Ship master tenant Derick Almena has been released from Santa Rita Jail Monday after his bail was reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Update: Police, DA Critical Of Alleged Livermore Cold Case Rapist's Release From JailThe Alameda County District Attorney's Office and the Union City and Livermore police departments voiced strong criticism Thursday of a judge's decision to release without bail a suspect who's accused of assaulting two women in 1997 in a case that wasn't solved until last year.