NorCal Judge Rejects Cutting Inmate CrowdingA Marin County judge tentatively ruled Friday that California prison officials acted with deliberate indifference when they caused a deadly coronavirus outbreak at San Quentin State Prison. But he said vaccines have since so changed the landscape that officials are no longer violating inmates’ constitutional rights.
San Quentin Death Row Guard, Tracy Man Charged With Smuggling ContrabandA San Quentin State Prison prison guard and two others have been charged with a scheme to smuggle contraband cell phones into California's death row, authorities said Wednesday.
Condemned Sex Offender Richard Allen Benson Dies Awaiting Execution In 4 DeathsA 74-year-old sex offender sentenced to death for killing a woman and three of her children has died on death row, California corrections officials said Tuesday.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Dies Of Unknown CausesAn inmate on California’s death row died of unknown causes at San Quentin State Prison, corrections officials said Thursday.
San Quentin Death Row Inmate Lumord Johnson Declared Dead After Being Found Unresponsive In CellA San Quentin State Prison inmate on death row was declared dead after being found unresponsive in his cell Thursday morning, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
San Quentin Inmate Slain In Suspected HomicideA 66-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison early Wednesday, and state corrections officials said they are treating his death as a homicide.
San Quentin Hit With Record Pandemic-Related FineCalifornia workplace safety regulators announced Thursday that San Quentin State Prison, which was rocked by one of the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, has been hit with by far its largest pandemic-related fine yet against an employer.
San Quentin Inmate Awaiting Execution For Multiple Murders DiesA man sentenced to death for multiple murders has died from “asphyxia ... due to hanging” on the nation's largest death row, California officials said Wednesday.
Families Of CA Inmates Who've Died Of COVID Blame Spread Of Virus On Inmate TransfersFamilies of men incarcerated at Michigan’s Kinross Correctional Facility believed its remote location would spare it from a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. For a while, they seemed to be right.
Inmate Condemned In 1995 Torture Slaying Dies In Cell At San QuentinA California man sentenced to death for the 1995 torture slaying of an Orange County teenager died early Monday of unknown causes, prison officials said.
Scott Peterson Will Stay In San Quentin Awaiting Possible RetrialAlmost 16 years to the day since he was convicted of murdering his wife and unborn son, a court decided Scott Peterson will stay in state prison while he moves closer to a possible retrial of his case.
Scott Peterson Requests To Remain At San Quentin State Prison, For NowFor the moment, convicted killer Scott Peterson will be staying put at San Quentin State Prison.
California Inspector Says Lax Prison Enforcement Increased Coronavirus RiskCalifornia prison officials did a poor job requiring inmates and staff to wear masks to slow the spread of the coronavirus, and even “perplexingly loosened” their policy just as cases were spiking, the state's inspector general said Monday.
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.