Death Row

A view of the California State Prison at San Quentin May 15, 2009 in San Quentin, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Convicted Of Torture Slaying Of Sacramento Bartender Dies While Awaiting Execution

State prison officials said Tuesday that 55-year-old Michael Lee Elliot died of undetermined causes Monday at a hospital near San Quentin State Prison. An autopsy is planned.


Joseph Naso seen in court. (credit: CBS)

Judge Set To Sentence Convicted Serial Killer Joseph Naso

Joseph Naso, the 79-year-old former photographer convicted of the decades-old killings of four women in Northern California, is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.


(Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

San Quentin Death Row Inmate From Contra Costa County Found Dead In Cell

A San Quentin death row inmate from Contra Costa County was found dead in his cell late Sunday evening.


James Karis (source: CDCR)

Death Row Inmate From Sacramento County Dies In Cell

An inmate on death row at San Quentin State Prison was found dead in his cell Thursday morning.


(credit: CBS)

Death Row Inmate Dies Of Natural Causes

A man on death row for killing three college students more than three decades ago has died of natural causes, according to prison officials.


Gerald Parker

On The Money: Cost Of Killing The Death Penalty

Nearly two out every three Americans support the death penalty, but California is paying a high price for keeping prisoners on death row — and not executing them.

CBS Sacramento–09/20/2011

An undated file photo of the renovated San Quentin State Prison execution chamber.

Inmate Dies While Awaiting Execution

Prison officials say a San Quentin State Prison inmate has died of natural causes while awaiting execution for a Riverside County murder.