Stories about Prisons

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.

Chatting by cell: ‘Uncuffed’ is a prison podcast for our time

As America deliberates new approaches to criminal justice, inmates at San Quentin and Solano State get their stories out.

[UPDATED] Outrage as CBS announces development of Ghost Ship show

Famous local author couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to helm project; survivors and families feel 'blindsided' and vow to protest.

Review: In ‘Oedipus El Rey,’ the wrecks of myth and mass incarceration

Transposed to LA in the Magic's revival, Luis Alfaro’s take on Sophocles mixes Latinx culture with ancient Greek tragedy.

Eight ‘Big Ideas’ at MoveOn Forum

Candidate platforms show how much the politics of the Democratic Party have moved to the left.

‘The Wait Room’ expresses the physical effects of a loved one’s incarceration

Choreographer Jo Kreiter examines the rippling toll of the prison-industrial complex, in a new work performed in front of UN Plaza.

Arts Forecast: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore confronts queer assimilation in ‘Sketchtasy’

Plus: Mozart's birthday, SF Movement Arts Fest, Jasmine Infiniti, and coastal light sculptures

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.

Mayor Breed’s brother should be released from prison

And so should thousands of other Black and Latino men serving unjust sentences due to racist criminal justice policies.