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.
San Francisco Hall Of Justice Jail Closure Bill Moves Ahead Following Unanimous Vote By Supervisors' CommitteeLegislation authored by San Francisco Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer and being backed by District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Public Defender Mano Raju to close the jail at the Hall of Justice within six months is steps closer to fruition.
Livermore Cold Case Rape Suspect Released From Custody Over Coronavirus ConcernsGregory Vien, a Livermore man being held on $2.5 million bail for allegedly committing a pair of 1997 East Bay rapes was released on his own recognizance from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.
9 Inmates At Santa Rita Jail Still Recovering From COVID-19A total of 35 inmates at the Santa Rita Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 at some point but all but nine of them have completely recovered.
Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Custody Restrictions Present Challenges To Law EnforcementA carjacking suspect who was arrested 35 minutes after being released from the Alameda County Jail for stealing another car is just one of many cases authorities are being faced with as the coronavirus pandemic forces the release of non-violent suspects from custody.
Sheriff's Office: Stolen Car Suspect Carjacks Victim 37 Minutes After Zero Bail Release From Santa Rita JailA man who had been arrested for car theft in Oakland - and then released on court-ordered zero bail because of the coronavirus pandemic - was arrested just minutes later in Dublin for carjacking and a second attempted carjacking, according to the sheriff's office.