Stories about Jails

Safe sleeping spaces — or cages?

OPINION: Thousands of empty hotel rooms -- and the best the city can do is put houseless people behind a nine-foot chain-link fence?

Judge excoriates ICE, orders inmates released

Crowded jails at Mesa Verda and Yuba City must reduce population to save lives.

Campaign seeks to close jail at Hall of Justice

Sup. Fewer bill would shutter the dirty, dangerous, old facility by Nov. 1

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.

Slowing coronavirus spread in the jails

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

DA candidate calls for reshaping criminal justice system

Boudin wants racial-impact statement in all criminal cases

Homeless people — in cages

A poverty scholars national tour finds people locked up in St. Petersburg.

A progressive candidate files for DA, opening up the 2019 race

Chesa Boudin, a deputy public defender whose life has been shaped by the criminal justice system, offers a new perspective in a campaign dominated by tough-on-crime candidates.

Psychologists push to return to Guantanamo Bay

Debate over ban instituted after torture collusion report flares ahead of American Psychologists Association convention in SF.