San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates

Up to 16 inmates from San Quentin State Prison have been hospitalized in Alameda County hospitals, Health Care Services Agency Director Coleen Chawla said on Tuesday. As of Monday, there were 8-9 of those who remain hospitalized following a major outbreak of covid-19 at the state prison in Marin. In addition, between 15-18 San Quentin … Continue reading San Quentin inmates are being hospitalized in Alameda County; State eyes Glenn Dyer Jail to house inmates

Skinner’s parole reform bill passes public safety committee

A bill that would bar the use of uncorroborated information from confidential informants at parole hearings was approved by the state Senate Public Safety Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 1064, authored by East Bay state Sen. Nancy Skinner, would also prohibit prison employees from basing alleged violations by inmates based on unverified claims from confidential … Continue reading Skinner’s parole reform bill passes public safety committee

COVID-19: Bonta calls for release of low-risk prisoners who can’t afford bail

East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta coauthored landmark legislation two years ago to abolish California's money bail system. In the past, criminal suspects who could not afford to pay bail while awaiting trial were held in jail. Many who can't afford bail or low-income residents and minorities. Senate Bill 10, coauthored wth Southern California state Sen. … Continue reading COVID-19: Bonta calls for release of low-risk prisoners who can’t afford bail