California To Soon Decide If It Will Resume ExecutionsCalifornians face a watershed year as they prepare to decide whether to resume executions that stopped a decade ago or end them entirely.
Overseer: Death Row Psychiatric Unit's Practice Of Withholding Calls, Visits Discourages TreatmentThe state opened the 39-bed unit at San Quentin State Prison in October in response to a judge's ruling a year ago condemning a lack of proper mental health treatment for inmates.
Man Convicted Of Torture Slaying Of Sacramento Bartender Dies While Awaiting ExecutionState 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.
Judge Set To Sentence Convicted Serial Killer Joseph NasoJoseph 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.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate From Contra Costa County Found Dead In CellA San Quentin death row inmate from Contra Costa County was found dead in his cell late Sunday evening.
Death Row Inmate From Sacramento County Dies In CellAn inmate on death row at San Quentin State Prison was found dead in his cell Thursday morning.
Death Row Inmate Dies Of Natural CausesA man on death row for killing three college students more than three decades ago has died of natural causes, according to prison officials.
On The Money: Cost Of Killing The Death PenaltyNearly 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.
Inmate Dies While Awaiting ExecutionPrison officials say a San Quentin State Prison inmate has died of natural causes while awaiting execution for a Riverside County murder.