The Alameda County Sheriff has agreed to provide annual training and stress "quality observation checks" at Santa Rita Jail as part of a settlement agreement stemming from the case of an Oakland man left languishing for three or four days in his cell before he was actually discovered dead.
A multitude of community organizers and interfaith leaders on Tuesday are urging the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to stop its plans to build a new mental health facility at the Santa Rita Jail.
Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price on Wednesday publicly announced an investigation into the death of an Oakland man who was left for dead for days at Santa Rita Jail, a revelation first reported by KTVU.
Alameda County has agreed to pay an unprecedented $7 million to the children of an Oakland man left languishing in his jail cell for three to four days before he was finally discovered dead, KTVU has learned.
A group of interfaith activists on Monday demanded answers and outside investigations into the death of an Oakland man at Santa Rita Jail, where he was left languishing for three to four days without anyone providing him any meaningful care, a story first exposed in a KTVU investigation earlier this month.
An Oakland man was left for dead for several days at Santa Rita Jail as new allegations are surfacing for the first time that deputies doctored the books to make it seem like they were checking in on him, when in fact, they did not provide any meaningful care, KTVU has learned.
Although the mother of a man killed in Santa Rita Jail last week has yet to be told how her son died, a probable cause document indicates Yuri Brand was found underneath a mattress when deputies entered his cell and found him unresponsive.
A man who was charged with breaking into a Piedmont home and staying there for two days, where he ate about $1,000 of food and drink, has died at Santa Rita Jail, his family told KTVU.
Is Alameda County's new sheriff fulfilling campaign promise of 'transformational change'? Jail opponents agree that Yesenia Sanchez is doing better than the past administration but that there's a very long way to go.
Community groups are voicing their concerns over the mental health expansion at Santa Rita Jail, which is slated to cost $80 million and has drawn questioning from a top state lawmaker.
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has filed felony criminal charges against two sheriff's deputies and a juvenile correctional officer in separate cases. The charges range from falsifying records to performing sex acts on a minor.
The Alameda County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday identified the 26-year-old man who died earlier this month at Santa Rita Jail after drinking a "profuse amount" of water as Eric Magana.
A martial arts master along with a handful of others incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail launched a hunger strike over what they describe as poor medical care, inedible food and a vindictive jail staff.
A 26-year-old man, who was seen drinking excessive amounts of water, has died at Santa Rita Jail, the fifth in-custody death this year and the 67th since 2014.
A single-car collision left one man dead and another injured, according to authorities.
A coalition of community members protested Saturday outside Santa Rita Jail over the rising number of in-custody deaths, while the sheriff emphasized that she is making changes that might take some time, but will be meaningful in the long run.
A 33-year-old person has died at Santa Rita Jail, the fourth person to die in six weeks.
A woman died at Santa Rita Jail on Monday evening, making her the third person to die at the facility there in less than a month.
The Alameda County District Attorney on Tuesday announced prosecutors are reopening a case stemming from a suicide at Santa Rita Jail two years ago, which reveal that the woman hadn't been adequately checked on by deputies and that the accounting of her cell visits were improperly catalogued.
The community, coroner and a crematorium have all pitched in to raise money and waive fees for the family of a Hayward man, who died by suicide at Santa Rita Jail but who couldn't afford to have his body released for a funeral.