Court Orders State To Release Or Transfer 1,100 San Quentin InmatesA California appeals court has ordered state corrections officials to cut the population of one of the world's most famous prisons to less than half of its designed capacity, citing officials' “deliberate indifference” to the plight of inmates during the coronavirus pandemic.
Court Orders Immediate Release Or Transfer 1,700 San Quentin Prison Inmates Over Virus OutbreakA state appeals court ordered San Quentin State Prison to immediately cut its inmate population by half Tuesday, which would require transferring or releasing about 1,700 inmates, citing the state’s inability to manage a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the prison.
California Announces First COVID-Related Death At Folsom State PrisonA Folsom State Prison inmate has become the first at the facility to die from what appears to be coronavirus-related complications, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Sunday.
27th San Quentin Inmate Dies From COVID ComplicationsAnother San Quentin State Prison inmate – now the 27th – has died from coronavirus-related complications, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Saturday.
2 Escaped Inmates Found, Rebooked Into San Joaquin County JailTwo inmates who escaped from a San Joaquin County Jail facility have been located and rebooked back into custody, authorities said.
State Corrections Secretary Ralph Diaz Retires Amid Coronavirus, Protest PressureCalifornia's corrections secretary is retiring after two years in a job that Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday said involved “unparalleled challenges" — most recently coronavirus outbreaks that swept state prisons and led to calls for new leadership amid increasing social pressure to ease mass incarceration.
California Devotes $30 Million To Aid Parolees In PandemicState officials announced Thursday that California has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees with community services after they complete their prison sentences or are released months early because of the coronavirus pandemic.
CDC Study Suggests Inmates Should Have Been Tested In MassCorrectional facilities, including in California, that resisted mass coronavirus testing for inmates erred in their decision to only test inmates with symptoms, leading to large initial undercounts, a recent study by the CDC suggested.
San Bernardino County Inmate Dies In HospitalA California inmate serving time for first-degree murder has died.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Sentenced In Sacramento Dies From Apparent Coronavirus-ComplicationsA San Quentin State Prison inmate sentenced to death in Sacramento County in 1990 has died due to apparent coronavirus-related complications, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Sunday.
Ninth CDCR Staff Member Dies Of COVID-19; Was San Quentin EmployeeThe California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced the ninth coronavirus-related death among staff members – an employee at San Quentin State Prison, which has been hit hard during the pandemic.
California Won't Say Why Violent Criminals Are Walking Free From Potential Life SentencesThe office says because of privacy laws, they will not tell the public why a woman serving a life prison sentence for murder is free, or even where she is.
Convicted Murderer Serving 84-Years-To-Life In Prison, Terebea Williams, Released Over Coronavirus FearsA convicted killer has been set free as the state tries to reduce the spread of COVID-19 behind bars, and now the family of the victim is furious.
Santiago Cruz, Inmate Serving 125-Years-To-Life In Prison, Released Due To CoronavirusA California inmate who was serving a 125-year-to-life sentence for arson and making threats to rape and kill is being released from prison because of COVID-19.
2 Arrested In Plumas County Released After Positive Test Following Butte County COVID-19 ExposureTwo people arrested in Plumas County were released from custody after one of them claimed they were possibly exposed to the virus at the Butte County Jail a week prior and then testing positive, the Plumas County Sheriff's Office announced on Saturday.