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News Articles

Read the latest news regarding outbreaks in state prisons and Coalition actions here


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


Painting for Prison Reform: the Prison Renaissance Project

Adamu Chan

Trapped in the Dungeon

The Mercury News

California Prison Officials Goofed and Dozens of People Died

LA Times

San Quentin is Fined Over Deadly COVID-19 Conditions

Marin Independent Journal

Marin judge probes San Quentin’s
COVID-19 debacle

People hold up a banner while listening to a news conference outside San Quentin State Prison in 2020. Prisoner Thanh Tran writes of his experiences surviving the coronavirus and begging for his life as an inmate at California’s oldest prison.

Thahn Tran

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


A Friendship Beyond Prison Walls and a Ferlinghetti Soundscape

Kevin Sawyer

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


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

New England Journal of Medicine

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

SF Chronicle

State report on public health disaster at San Quentin

The Guardian

California Prison Transfer Led to Dozens of Deaths

Press Releases & Op-eds

Read the latest press releases regarding outbreaks in state prisons and coalition actions here

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

Keep up to date about ongoing transfer changes

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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