San Quentin

A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer opens the gate for a condemned inmate who is leaving the exercise yard at San Quentin State Prison's death row on August 15, 2016 in San Quentin, California.
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KCBS Radio Afternoon News
August 07, 2020 - 2:40 pm
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has quietly upped its projected number of early inmate releases by more than double, meaning as many as 17,600 eligible individuals could be freed as officials try to gain control of a coronavirus outbreak that’s troubled the state’s...
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San Quentin State Prison
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Kathy Novak
August 06, 2020 - 9:04 am
All this week, KCBS Radio is examining the coronavirus outbreaks at California prisons. In Part Four of our series, KCBS reporter Kathy Novak speaks to two men who caught COVID-19 in San Quentin and have just been released.
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After living through violent crime, Lupe Angulo discovered restorative justice and now advocates for mass release
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Kathy Novak
August 05, 2020 - 9:01 am
All this week, KCBS Radio is examining the COVID outbreaks at California prisons. In Part Three of our series, KCBS Radio reporter Kathy Novak speaks to a victim of violent crime about why she supports calls for mass releases.
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Holly Quan
August 04, 2020 - 11:26 am
California continues to draw down its prison population after a virus outbreak infected two-thirds of people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. The number of active cases has now decreased to less than 400, but the urgency created by the outbreak at San Quentin and other prisons has prompted...
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San Quentin State Prison
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Kathy Novak
August 04, 2020 - 8:06 am
All this week, KCBS Radio is examining the coronavirus crisis behind prison walls. In Part One, we heard what it is like to be sick with COVID-19 at San Quentin. In part two, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak looks at what has changed inside prisons and what is being done to prevent similar outbreaks.
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San Quentin State Prison
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Kathy Novak
August 03, 2020 - 11:23 am
All this week, KCBS Radio is examining the coronavirus crisis behind prison walls. In part one of our series, KCBS Radio's Kathy Novak looks at the state’s biggest outbreak at San Quentin Prison in Marin County, where more than 2,000 people have been infected, and 21 have died.
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Protestors march to San Quentin calling for the mass release of prisoners.
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Bob Butler
August 02, 2020 - 3:39 pm
Protesters marched from Larkspur Landing in Marin County to the west gate of San Quentin State Prison on Sunday, calling for the mass release of prisoners as the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread behind bars.
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San Quentin State Prison
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Holly Quan
July 24, 2020 - 9:33 am
California prison officials continue to release inmates as coronavirus outbreaks slam the prison system. One former inmate spoke with KCBS Radio about what he saw inside.
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Kathy Novak
July 23, 2020 - 1:59 pm
Two people have tested positive for COVID-19 in San Francisco County jail facilities, prompting officials to issue new restrictions to slow the spread of the virus within the facility.
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Nearly 700 inmates have been released from San Quentin as officials try to slow an outbreak
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KCBS Radio Midday News
July 21, 2020 - 11:21 am
Another inmate has died at San Quentin State Proson from what appears to be COVID-19 complications.
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