San Quentin Newswire

San Quentin Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for San Quentin, CA.

Results 1 - 20 of 211 in San Quentin, CA

  1. Yoga helping prisoners find peaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | CBS News

    Inmates at California's San Quentin prison are working to find their zen place through yoga sessions.


  2. Marin IJ Readersa Forum for Nov. 26Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | Marin Independent Journal

    ... the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner baskets for 250 families, Christmas dinners for the visiting families at San Quentin, summer Sierra Camp for 40 kids, Back to School sprees ($100 in school clothes) for 125 kids at Target, music lessons for ...


  3. Black Bart: An Old West legend still celebrated in Mendocino CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | The Willits News

    On Nov. 3, 1883, Charles Boles, aka Black Bart, who was infamous from coast to coast and around the world, was sentenced to spend six years in the custody of San Quentin. Several of his daring stage robberies were committed in Mendocino County.


  4. This Week in Fiction: Rachel Kushner on the World of California PrisonsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 22 | New Yorker

    ... curious about pursuing a career in corrections. I was able to meet quite a few lifers during that week. One, at San Quentin, is serving his life sentence for a third strike that was a petty crime: he stole twenty dollars from the cash drawer of a ...


  5. Get your Prop 47 convictions reclassified, even if you are not in CaliforniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | San Francisco Bay View

    ... abuse or mental health issues is setting the stage for important reforms to our justice system. Released from San Quentin, Ernest Morgan returns to his old San Francisco neighborhood. Proposition 47 has been projected to save the state roughly $200 ...


  6. Press Play: Stark originality in Sarah Rose Jankoa s a Dawn RidingaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 19 | Marin Independent Journal

    ... back on. “Quentina” is told from the point of view of a young mother who names her daughter after San Quentin Prison, where the little girl's father is locked away. The opening lines: “He wanted to be there when your breath was ...


  7. Prison considering computer programming training for inmatesRead the original story

    Monday Nov 16 | KFBB

    The state Corrections Department is looking at adding computer programming classes to state prison education programs to improve inmates' chances of getting jobs when they finish their sentences. Two Corrections Department staff and the state's chief of information technology recently visited the Folsom and San Quentin state prisons in California and reviewed programs designed to help train inmates for work in fields in which employers can't attract enough qualified staff.


  8. Column: It's time to lay the death penalty to restRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | The Daily Campus

    This Sept. 21, 2010, file photo shows the death chamber of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif.


  9. Kermit Alexander's Life SentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Townhall

    ... decades since Tiequon Cox, one of three men convicted for the killings, was sentenced to death. As one of 19 San Quentin death row inmates to have exhausted all of his appeals, Cox should be among the first inmates to be executed -- when and if ...


  10. Legal obstacle to executions removed in appeal for California death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | Marin Independent Journal

    ... Carney had concluded that death sentences in California, where there are now more than 750 condemned killers at San Quentin, have been transformed into “life in prison, with the remote possibility of death.” The ruling was put on hold ...


  11. Appeals court rejects challenge to California death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | Daily Mail

    ... sentenced to death in California, but only 13 have been executed; pictured, the gas chamber execution room at San Quentin prison in 1972 The ruling will have an impact on the state of California as it has the largest death-row population in the ...


  12. Federal appeals court reverses O.C. judge ruling challenging state's death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | The Wave

    This Sept. 21, 2010, file photo shows the death chamber of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin.


  13. Sound of Redemption: the Frank Morgan Story Film to Hit Nyc, la This DecemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 10 |

    ... musician in order to feed his habit. The habit cost him 30 years of his life in and out of prison, most of it at San Quentin, where he performed in a big band with fellow junkie jazz musicians that grew famous in the Bay Area. To bring the past into ...


  14. Will California begin executions again under new method?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | The Fresno Bee

    Clarence Ray Allen, 76, executed by lethal injection in January 2006, was the last condemned inmate put to death at San Quentin. Robert Alton Harris, 39, was put to death by lethal gas in April 1992 and was the first inmate executed in California since 1967.


  15. The Women of San QuentinRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Advocate

    At its worst, the U.S. criminal justice system does more than execute individuals: It murders their very souls. That's the premise of Norwegian photojournalist Kristin Schreier Lyseggen's searing new book, The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons.


  16. The Pan-Pacific Expo of 1915 might not have happened without key JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 | The Jewish News Weekly

    ... municipal corruption, at the center of which was a Jew, political boss Abe Ruef. He was sentenced to a term at San Quentin, but the potential after-effects were on the minds of the local Jewish community. They also wanted money flowing into the ...


  17. Marin IJ Readersa Forum for Nov. 1Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 31 | Marin Independent Journal

    What a surprise to hear the sounds of brush cutters and weed-whackers in a very overgrown, quarter-mile-long creek that runs through Bret Harte's flood zone. Once upon a time, San Quentin's low-risk inmates would come in with a guard and a PortaPotty and do this task yearly.


  18. County Reaches Tentative Deal to Settle Class-Action SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 30 |

    A lawsuit filed against Riverside County over alleged inadequate treatment for inmates with general and mental health disorders is close to resolution, county officials announced Friday. A tentative settlement proposal between the county and the San Quentin- based Prison Law Office is slated to be submitted to a U.S. District Court judge in Riverside for certification in the coming weeks.


  19. Mets rookie Syndergaard helps save SeriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 30 | SFGate

    ... on the line!" ... Very quietly, as they do every year, some members of the Warriors' front office ventured into San Quentin for an exhibition game against the inmates last week. It went well, featuring a 43-point showcase by Myers, who played four ...


  20. MoreRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 29 | Art Daily

    ... commemorate the anniversary, Stephen G. Stein has donated 25 photographs from Lewis Baltz's important portfolio, San Quentin Point: Selections (1982-1983). "The Gallery is extremely grateful for the generosity of Stephen G. Stein and the Stephen G. ...


San Quentin Job Listings
View or post San Quentin job listings on Topix.
San Quentin Real Estate
News, listings, and foreclosures in San Quentin from Topix.
San Quentin Mortgages
Find mortgage rates in San Quentin on Topix.