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Another Covid Outbreak Hits San Quentin, Despite High Vaccination Rate Among Incarcerated People

Marin Independent Journal

Marin judge probes San Quentin’s COVID-19 debacle


Former incarcerated firefighter released from ICE custody, returns home to California


Painting for Prison Reform: the Prison Renaissance Project

Yellow background with a black box at the top that reads "#OneYearLater #StillNotSafe". On the left-side of the image is a quote from Thanh Tran's op-ed in black text that reads "Yet here we are, a year later, and nothing has changed. The quote continues in white text, "until a few weeks ago. I was confined to a closet-sized cell for 23 to 24 hours a day for over a year." On the right-side of the image is a picture of Thanh Tran. The bottom of the image is a link in purple to read Than's op-ed "SacBee:

Thahn Tran

I survived a COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin. Gov. Newsom must see me as a human being

New England Journal of Medicine

Vaccination plus Decarceration — Stopping Covid-19 in Jails and Prisons

Adamu Chan

Trapped in the Dungeon



A Friendship Beyond Prison Walls and a Ferlinghetti Soundscape

SF Chronicle

State report on public health disaster at San Quentin

The Mercury News

California Prison Officials Goofed and Dozens of People Died

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Kevin Sawyer

“They Want to Do Me In”: Fighting Overcrowding in Prison

The Guardian

California Prison Transfer Led to Dozens of Deaths

LA Times

San Quentin is Fined Over Deadly COVID-19 Conditions

Press Releases & Op-eds

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Ella Baker Center

Advocates Applaud Court Ruling to Reduce San Quentin Prison
Population by Half, Urge Against Mass Transfers

UCSF White Coats and #SSQOC Coalition

Release – don’t transfer – 50,000 medically vulnerable people from California prisons

Transfer Updates

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Office of Inspector General (OIG)

Office of Inspector General (OIG) COVID-19 Review Fact Sheet: CDCR and CCHS Caused a Public Health Disaster at San Quentin State Prison

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