San Quentin

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.


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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.