San Quentin

SAN QUENTIN, CA - JANUARY 22:  A guard stands at the entrance to the California State Prison at San Quentin January 22, 2007 in San Quentin, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Officials: 6 San Quentin Inmates Ill With Legionnaires’ Disease, Dozens Under Observation

Prison officials say they have confirmed six San Quentin State Prison inmates are ill with Legionnaires’ disease.


San Quentin on Friday after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease. (Credit: CBS)

Legionnaires’ Disease Sends Inmate At San Quentin To Hospital

The water has been shut off at California’s oldest prison after an inmate was hospitalized with a confirmed case of Legionnaires’ disease, officials said Friday.


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

Overseer: Death Row Psychiatric Unit’s Practice Of Withholding Calls, Visits Discourages Treatment

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.



San Quentin Prison On Medical Lockdown Due To Chickenpox

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 Descend On San Quentin Prison

Occupy Protesters are going to prison…to stage another protest.


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Judge Tosses Out California’s Death Penalty

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.



San Quentin Worker Charged With Dealing Drugs To 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.


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Poll Finds Two-Thirds In California Back Death Penalty

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.


San Quentin (credit: AP)

Staff And Inmates Pull Boater From Water Near San Quentin

A man who was pulled from the water by San Quentin State Prison staff and inmates after his boat capsized has died.