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.
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.
Report: Inmates Twice As Likely To Die Of Coronavirus Than Those On The OutsideThe Covid-19 infection and mortality rates are significantly higher in prisons than in the general population, though the severity differs widely among states, a new study found.
San Bernardino County Inmate Dies In HospitalA California inmate serving time for first-degree murder has died.
Guard At California's San Quentin Prison Dies Of CoronavirusA veteran guard at San Quentin State Prison has died as a result of the coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 death of an employee at the California lockup where a large outbreak has infected staff and inmates, corrections officials said.
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.
2 More San Quentin Prisoners Die Of Suspected Virus ComplicationsTwo more inmates at San Quentin State Prison near San Francisco died from what appears to be complications of the coronavirus, corrections officials said Monday.
California Death Row Inmate Orlando Romero Dies While Being Treated For COVID-19Condemned killer Orlando Romero, sentenced to death along with his brother Christopher Self in 1996, died Sunday at a hospital outside of San Quentin while being treated for a COVID-19 infection, according to state prison officials.
8th Inmate Dies Of Suspected Virus On California Death RowEight inmates on California's death row at San Quentin State Prison have now died of apparent complications from the coronavirus, officials said Wednesday, amid the largest prison outbreak of the virus in the state.
Convicted Killer Troy Ashmus From Sacramento County Dies Of Coronavirus Complications At San QuentinAnother man who was on California’s death row has died from apparent coronavirus complications, officials say.
White Supremacist On Death Row Attacks Guard At San QuentinTodd Givens, 51, tried to cut the neck of a correctional officer who was picking up food trays Thursday morning in a housing unit at San Quentin State Prison, according to a statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
2 More San Quentin Inmates Die From Coronavirus Upping Death Count To 9Two more prisoners of San Quentin State Prison died Saturday from complications related to the coronavirus, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on Sunday.