When a mentally disabled inmate at Corcoran State Prison in Kings County tried to file a grievance about a search last September, they said, officers knocked him unconscious and broke his jaw. In May, the filing said, a guard at Kern Valley State Prison in Delano (Kern County) threatened to kill an inmate who reported misconduct to the lawyers. … [Read more...] about Cameras, staff training ordered at San Diego prison in disabled inmates lawsuit
“The folks in our prisons are human beings. Many who died at San Quentin had done non-violent crimes and should have been coming back home to their families soon,” attorney Michael Haddad said. “It is tragic and unacceptable that some prison bureaucrats treated them as less than human.” … [Read more...] about California Sued Over Death Of San Quentin Prisoner From COVID-19
Roughly 7,000 people are hospitalized with COVID-19 in California, including about 2,000 in intensive care units. That number may be artificially low due to several hospitals in Los Angeles County — the largest in the state by far — not reporting over the past few days, authorities there said. … [Read more...] about California aims to tamp down coronavirus hot spots in hard-hit Central Valley
The Creek Fire, racing through the mountains of Central California in Fresno County, has destroyed at least 360 structures since the flames erupted Friday evening. The fire has burned through more than 152,000 acres and is 0% contained -- and according to Cal Fire, strong forecast winds Wednesday will likely impact the flames. Since it began, the fire has burned an area roughly the size of Central Park every 30 minutes over the past several days. … [Read more...] about Millions of acres are burning in Oregon, California and Washington and weather conditions are no help
“It’s hard enough worrying about your kid when they’re incarcerated, then you add this to the mix,” said Christina, who requested The Chronicle not use her last name to protect her son’s juvenile record. “I want to hug my kid, I want to know that he’s safe, and I want to know that the people who are supposed to be keeping him safe are doing everything they can, but I have no control over that. ... It’s probably the worst feeling in the world.” … [Read more...] about The coronavirus is spiking in California’s youth prisons. So why isn’t the state letting young prisoners out?