San Quentin State Prison

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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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A group of demonstrators calls for the release of inmates at the Santa Rita Jail.
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Carrie Hodousek
July 20, 2020 - 4:36 pm
About two dozen people chanted with face masks, signs and black shirts to call on Alameda County Sheriff’s Department officials to free their loved ones from jail. The call to action comes in response to an outbreak at the Santa Rita Jail, where the number of cases has soared past 100.
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San Quentin State Prison
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KCBS Radio Morning News
July 20, 2020 - 10:05 am
The outbreak at San Quentin State Prison may be slowing down.
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A fence surrounds the Cook County jail complex on April 09, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. With nearly 400 cases of COVID-19 having been diagnosed among the inmates and employees, the jail is nation’s largest-known source of coronavirus infections.
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Kathy Novak
July 18, 2020 - 2:07 pm
The head of California’s prison system said measures are being taken to slow COVID-19 outbreaks behind bars, but there will not be mass releases.
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A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 in San Quentin, California.
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Kathy Novak
July 15, 2020 - 10:20 am
Another prisoner from the California Institution for Men in Chino has died after contracting COVID-19, bringing the total to 17 at that facility. It was a transfer of men from that prison sparked the outbreak at San Quentin State Prison , where data from the Department of Corrections and...
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An outside view of San Quentin State Prison, where COVID-19 has infected more than 1,300 prisoners.
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Kathy Novak
July 09, 2020 - 5:15 pm
Activists and politicians gathered outside San Quentin State Prison on Thursday demanding the governor release more prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis. In doing so, they relayed messages from some of the more than 1,300 prisoners who are infected.
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Hundreds of inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at San Quentin State Prison
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Holly Quan
July 07, 2020 - 9:46 am
There has been a shakeup in the California prison system after a botched transfer of prisoners to San Quentin sparked an outbreak of the coronavirus. Dr. R. Steven Tharratt, who leads the system’s medical operations, has been removed from his position.
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Megan Goldsby
July 04, 2020 - 3:38 pm
According to the California Department of Corrections, a San Quentin State Prison death row inmate died Saturday from what appear to be complications related to COVID-19. This follows the deaths of two other San Quentin inmates Friday. The growing outbreak at the prison does increase the risk to...
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A California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officer wears a protective mask as he stands guard at the front gate of San Quentin State Prison on June 29, 2020 in San Quentin, California.
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KCBS Radio Overnight News
July 01, 2020 - 10:23 pm
The Marin County Coroner is investigating whether the Wednesday afternoon death of a condemned inmate at San Quentin State Prison is related to complications from COVID-19.
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