- Cooling towers blamed for Legionnaires' disease at prison Updated: Oct-01-15 4:56 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Dirty cooling towers were to blame for an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens of inmates and at least four employees at San Quentin State Prison since late August, according to a report Thursday.
- Medical care deemed acceptable at fourth state prison Updated: Sep-28-15 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The state inspector general says a fourth California state prison has legally adequate health care.
- Inmates at California prison ask guards to keep quiet Updated: Sep-17-15 8:25 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California corrections officials said Thursday that they are handing out earplugs and telling guards to walk softly around some of the state's most dangerous prisoners after the inmates complained about noise.
- Settlement reached over use of parolee psychological exams Updated: Sep-14-15 8:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California parole officials are agreeing to let prisoners challenge the content of psychological evaluations that are often used to help determine whether inmates are released from state prisons.
- US judge orders California to admit men into rehab program Updated: Sep-09-15 3:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge in Northern California has ordered the state to let men participate in a prison rehabilitation program aimed at reuniting female inmates with their children.
- Correction: Prison Riot story Updated: Sep-04-15 2:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - SACRAMENTO, California - In a story Aug. 12 about an inmate's murder in a California prison riot, The Associated Press, relying on information from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, reported erroneously the status of co-defendant Willie Tate. Corrections officials say Tate was released in 1976. A different inmate with the same name remains imprisoned.
- Showers, visitors back as prison manages respiratory disease Updated: Sep-03-15 8:05 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - San Quentin State Prison is allowing visitors to return and regular showers to resume as it deals with a respiratory illness among inmates.
- Bill tags sex offenders who remove location-tracking devices Updated: Sep-03-15 4:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Sex offenders who willfully remove their location-tracking devices would face up to three years in state prison under a bill sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.