Stories about Public Defender

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

San Franciscans have seen years of police shootings, brutality -- and no accountability. So yes, people are angry.

Judge excoriates ICE, orders inmates released

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

Lawsuit seeks to reduce ICE detention during pandemic

Horrific conditions at immigration detention centers put inmates at high risk.

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.

ICE arrests at courthouse spur protests

Feds seize immigrant at Hall of Justice; it's all about creating fear.

‘Families first’ public defender enters D7 race

Vilaska Nguyen says he offers an independent alternative and criticizes mayor's planning policies.

The politics of the race for SF judge

The Judicial Establishment has lined up behind three candidates. (Hint: None are public defenders.)