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News, The Snitch Female Prison Guards Can't Sue Over Masturbating Inmates

Female Prison Guards Can't Sue Over Masturbating Inmates

There's some jobs that, as a woman, you just wouldn't want, and being a prison guard is one of them. Here's why:A group of female guards have been denied the right to sue the state of California over thousands of…
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News, The Snitch Advocates Link Inmate Suicides to Recent Hunger Strike

Advocates Link Inmate Suicides to Recent Hunger Strike

Advocates for prisoners involved in the recent hunger strikes are linking three inmate suicides to the unsavory prison conditions that prisoners had been protesting when they refused to eat state-issued meals for several weeks. The group, Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity,…
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News, The Snitch Homeless Sex Offenders in San Francisco Move Indoors

Homeless Sex Offenders in San Francisco Move Indoors

While all homeless sex offenders in San Francisco will have to report to round-up centers on Halloween, there will likely be fewer transients who need to check in this year.​In the last six months, San Francisco's public defender has quietly…
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News, The Snitch California Inmates Are Eating Again

California Inmates Are Eating Again

The three-week hunger strike at prisons across the state has officially ended, with all inmates eating meals as of Tuesday. According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the inmates were satisfied with the CDCR's plan to substantially review…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Inmates End Hunger Strike; Prisoners at Other Jails Still Refuse to Eat

Pelican Bay Inmates End Hunger Strike; Prisoners at Other Jails Still Refuse to Eat

After nearly three weeks of refusing food, inmates at Pelican Bay have ended their hunger strike, however, inmates at Calipatria and Salinas Valley prisons are reportedly still on strike. Both the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity and officials with the California…
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News, The Snitch State Launches Investigation of Bay Area Lawyers Involved in Hunger Strike Negotiations

State Launches Investigation of Bay Area Lawyers Involved in Hunger Strike Negotiations

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has barred two Bay Area attorneys from entering Pelican Bay State Prison as a hunger strike drags on at the facility, asserting that it is investigating them for alleged illegal activity that compromised…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Inmates on Hunger Strike Are Growing Weak and Sick, Activists Say

Pelican Bay Inmates on Hunger Strike Are Growing Weak and Sick, Activists Say

The health conditions of inmates who are striking to protest conditions in the California state prison system's maximum-security units have "deteriorated to critical levels," and some prisoners could start to die if immediate action isn't taken, activists say.The strike began…
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News, The Snitch Few Deportable Inmates Are from San Francisco

Few Deportable Inmates Are from San Francisco

Yesterday, we told you about California being a national leader when it comes to the number of criminal aliens incarcerated in our state prisons. It turns out that very few of those criminal aliens hail from San Francisco. Criminal aliens…
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News, The Snitch Sex Offenders Forced Into Homelessness a Bad Idea, Task Force Says. Duh.

Sex Offenders Forced Into Homelessness a Bad Idea, Task Force Says. Duh.

A law enforcement task force has recommended the state do what common sense would have suggested a long time ago: Repeal the provision of Jessica's Law that banishes paroled sex offenders to homelessness. It's about time. We wrote about this…
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News, The Snitch Contract To Help Sex Offenders Awarded To Non-Profit They're Forbidden to Enter

Contract To Help Sex Offenders Awarded To Non-Profit They're Forbidden to Enter

Paroled sex offenders forced into homelessness in San Francisco by Jessica's Law used to have at least one place they could call "home": the day-reporting center for parolees at the Northern California Service League, a non-profit in an alley across…
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News, The Snitch S.F. Man Fails To Register As Sex Offender -- Because He's Dead

S.F. Man Fails To Register As Sex Offender -- Because He's Dead

According to the state's sex offender registry, Nicholas Chaykovsky has been in violation of registration requirements since Sunday. He has a decent excuse. He's dead.   Chaykovsky died at age 61 last month after suffering a heart attack. And though the…
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News, Sucka Free City Undocumented immigrants barred from visiting loved ones in prison

Undocumented immigrants barred from visiting loved ones in prison

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently floated the idea of building prisons in Mexico to house the 18,000 California inmates who are in the country illegally. We have to wonder: Could a jailbird's mom visit him in Tijuana? Because if she's undocumented,…
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News, Feature Perverting Justice

Perverting Justice

If you were to track the location of the GPS unit cinched to Mr. C's ankle on a recent Thursday at dusk, the red dot would veer northeast on Market and then head north on Grant. At Broadway, the dot…
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Does Gavin Newsom really have a foster brother who's been in and out of prison?

This article has been removed by the editors because of a substantial error. The article mistakenly suggested there was no record of Mayor Gavin Newsom's foster brother in the California prison system. While this was the information we received from…
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Calendar, Night&Day Insider Art

Insider Art

Lamaldita and Comparulos are the pen names of a brother and sister art team, and they want to show you something. Walk into "The Prison Project" art exhibit, and you'll find his prison cell dimensions taped onto the floor. You…
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News, Bay View San Quentin Blues

San Quentin Blues

It has been nearly two months since officials at San Quentin State Prison threw open the doors for a day and let a select few media representatives peer inside the fabled penitentiary's death row -- for the first time in…
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Unspun

Stand Corrected B ack in June, a billboard near Unspun's office was altered overnight from an ad touting Lucky supermarkets ("Freshness First") to one denouncing worker exploitation ("Freshness First, Farmworkers Last, Lucky You're Middle Class"). At the time, no group…
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