Stories about Jail

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

New rules approved in a hurried Saturday Judicial Council meeting mean longer waits behind bars for people who are not convicted of a crime.

Immigrants sue for release from Yuba County and Mesa Verde jails

People who have committed no crime are being held in unsafe and potentially deadly conditions, lawsuit says.

The virus of poverty

The fear that many of us feel today has been a part of daily life for homeless people.

Slowing coronavirus spread in the jails

Fewer arrests, early release could be critical public-health measures.

Terence Hallinan, rebel and advocate for the oppressed

Civil rights activist, lawyer, supervisor, DA, he always fought the good fight -- and usually the local press was against him.

Oakland moms make national statement with housing victory

Deal to put vacant Oakland home in a land trust sparks national discussion over real-estate speculation and vacant houses.

Screen Grabs: Fake news from Clint Eastwood and Imelda Marcos

Plus: A Mexican ambulance family, where sound effects come from, one of 2019's best small US features, and more in cinemas.

Four years in prison — for driving without a license?

Oakland man arrested in SF faces long prison term -- despite a jury finding him not guilty of two felonies.

Gay Chadian immigrant detained by ICE caught in asylum limbo

Chad just criminalized homosexuality—will US send Oumar, who has lived and worked here for a decade, into danger?

The future of SF politics

Is young, diverse, progressive -- and winning. The mayor doesn't seem to have noticed. Plus: taxing landlords who leave property vacant. That's The Agenda for Nov. 11-17