Capt. Michael Carroll has served 25-years in the sheriff's office, and says there have been several controversies during his time there, including inmate suicides and charges of wrongdoing by deputies.
Sgt. Ray Kelly said the plan is to vaccination all 1,650 employees who "have been on the front lines serving county residents during the pandemic." Incarcerated people will start to get the vaccines next week.
While the name and circumstances of the person who committed suicide are not known, it does end a 13-month stretch at the jail where no one committed suicide, the subject of a federal lawsuit against the Sheriff's Office.
The citation also doesn't mention Deputy Oscar Rocha or technician Valerie Leon by name. It merely states that the investigation into workplace safety was "fatality initiated."
Civil rights attorney Pamela Price is running for a second time to unseat District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, who has held the seat since 2010. First-time candidate JoAnn Walker, a San Francisco police officer of 25 years who lives in Hayward, is running to oppose Sheriff Gregory Ahern, who has held his seat and ran unopposed since 2007.
The activists are demanding a state takeover of the jail, better testing and medical care, and the release of more eligible inmates, among other demands.
As of Thursday, 76 inmates and six workers at Santa Rita Jail have tested positive.
Authorities found the cart in one piece, but now they are looking to give that man a ride back to jail, on a theft charge.
Civil rights lawyers fear the virus will spread through Santa Rita Jail, which as of this week, held 2,224 people, reflecting a nearly 24% increase in May.
Christian Madrigal's parents have been grieving since he died last June after they called 911 to get him mental help after he experienced some sort of psychotic break after experimenting with mushrooms about two weeks prior.
Capt. Dan Brodie is head of Santa Rita Jail's COVID-19 Compliance Unit.
The videos were produced by the Public Defender’s V.O.I.C.E. project. They describe who is eligible to vote and provide instructions for how to vote from jail.
Jonah Andrews was one of two people who died in Santa Rita this year, a marked drop from prior years. Since 2014, 47 inmates have died while in custody at Santa Rita, which has the highest-jail death rate in the Bay Area, according to an analysis by KTVU.
These newly released Internal Affairs documents provide the first glimpse into how 10 deputies, sergeants and captains viewed the chain of events that transpired that day. It is also the first time that Lt. Craig Cedergren’s thoughts and actions that day have been made public.
The 13-page assessment written by Mike Brady of Sabot Consulting on July 7, also reveals a myriad of other problems at the jail, including the fact that 30% of newly incarcerated inmates refuse to take COVID-19 tests, but are then allowed to remain in the same group with inmates whose tests came back negative.
This is a huge drop from the jail's peak of 104 positive cases at the end of last week, which attorneys for the county revealed occurred earlier in early July in the kitchen.
No inmates have died from the virus.
One inmate among the 100 infected with coronavirus in Santa Rita jail describes how the outbreak has changed life behind bars.
Oscar Rocha, an Alameda County sheriff's deputy, has died from COVID-19. He was 56.
The latest count shows there are 106 cases of COVID-19 at the jail, including inmates and staff.