Calif. Prisons To End Controversial Visitor Strip SearchesCalifornia prison officials are ending visitor strip searches in response to a recent change in state law, but visitors will face increased scrutiny for a year if traces of drugs are detected by dogs or airport-style scanners.
Officials: 6 San Quentin Inmates Ill With Legionnaires' Disease, Dozens Under ObservationPrison officials say they have confirmed six San Quentin State Prison inmates are ill with Legionnaires' disease.
Legionnaires' Disease Sends Inmate At San Quentin To HospitalThe 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.
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.
San Quentin Prison On Medical Lockdown Due To ChickenpoxOfficials 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 PrisonOccupy Protesters are going to prison…to stage another protest.
Judge Tosses Out California's Death PenaltyA 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 InmatesA San Quentin State Prison warehouse employee was arrested Wednesday at work on suspicion of providing drugs and merchandise to inmates, a prison spokesman said.
Poll Finds Two-Thirds In California Back Death PenaltyA 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.
Staff And Inmates Pull Boater From Water Near San QuentinA man who was pulled from the water by San Quentin State Prison staff and inmates after his boat capsized has died.