The 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.
Officials at San Quentin State Prison say the prison is on a medical lockdown after at least two inmates became sick with chickenpox.
Occupy Protesters are going to prison…to stage another protest.
A Marin County judge has tossed out California’s newly adopted lethal injection procedure, saying prison officials failed to properly consider a one-drug alternative to execute inmates.
A San Quentin State Prison warehouse employee was arrested Wednesday at work on suspicion of providing drugs and merchandise to inmates, a prison spokesman said.
A new survey shows more than two-thirds of California voters favor keeping the death penalty, a finding that hasn’t changed significantly in a decade.
A man who was pulled from the water by San Quentin State Prison staff and inmates after his boat capsized has died.