• San Quentin prison fined more than $400,000 after deadly Covid-19 outbreak

    San Quentin State Prison, where a deadly coronavirus outbreak was reported last summer, has been fined more than $400,000 by the California Department of Industrial Relation’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health for workplace safety violations. According to the notification of penalty issued Monday, the prison, California’s oldest, failed to report coronavirus illnesses or deaths of employees. Nearly […]

  • Orange County Cop Killer Dies in His Cell at San Quentin

    A man who landed on California’s Death Row for gunning down a Garden Grove police officer and wounding two others who were trying to arrest him on drug and assault allegations has died in prison, state officials announced Monday. John George Brown, 71, was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:18 p.m. Sunday, and he […]

  • Former Prison Inmate Gets a Shot With Warriors Farm Team

    After seven years in prison, newly-released inmate Harry Smith suited up in a blue and gold uniform and took to the court of the Golden State Warriors training facility in Oakland — reigniting pursuit of a dream that seemingly died when a domestic violence conviction sent him to San Quentin Prison in 2011. Just a […]

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