Former Dublin prison manager remains silent outside sex abuse trial
The former safety manager at the all-women's Dublin prison stayed silent outside the federal courthouse in Oakland on Wednesday after his second full day of trial.
Dublin prison guard charged with sex crimes an 'awkward loner;' women's allegations under attack
An attorney representing a former FCI Dublin correctional officer charged with sex crimes told a jury that John Bellhouse did not have illegal relations with incarcerated women, whom she described as convicted felons looking for a quick payout and help with their deportation problems.
Dublin prison guard charged with sex crimes may not delve into women's criminal pasts
A judge has ruled that the defense attorneys representing an FCI Dublin prison guard headed to trial Tuesday on sex crime charges may not delve with too much detail into the past criminal histories of the women testifying against him.
California prison sex assault survivor released 3 years early because of abuse
A California woman who said she was harassed and groped by multiple officers at FCI Dublin – and then was retaliated against for speaking up about it – was released from custody three years early, successfully arguing that no one should have to withstand sexual abuse as part of their prison sentence.
Correctional officer, aka 'Pocket Boy,' named in new Dublin prison sex abuse lawsuit
Isaac Venegas' nickname is "Pocket Boy" because when incarcerated women disrespected him, he would force them to hold his pocket and walk next to him.
6th Dublin prison guard, aka 'Dirty Dick,' arrested on sex charges; FBI raids home
An FCI Dublin guard nicknamed "Dirty Dick Smith" has been arrested on 12 counts of sexual abuse -- the 6th correctional officer so far to be charged at this prison.
A look at the people who have died at Santa Rita Jail
Santa Rita Jail based in Dublin, Calif. has the highest number of inmate deaths in the Bay Area. KTVU takes an unprecedented look at who is dying and why.
5th Dublin prison guard heads to sex abuse trial; fellow officer to testify against him
Most of the witnesses to testify against John Russell Bellhouse, 39, of Pleasanton are women he allegedly fondled and other prison employees. But for the first time, Ross Klinger, a former correctional officer also charged with sex crimes, is expected to testify against his former colleague.
Aging infrastructure, missing data, and backlog of repairs plague PG&E
A new look at PG&E by independent monitors finds that the company is not keeping up with maintenance and replacement of vital equipment.
Dublin prison sex assault survivor seeks compassionate release after BOP denies
A 44-year-old San Diego woman who said she was harassed and groped by multiple officers at FCI Dublin – and then was retaliated against for speaking up about it – is seeking to get out of prison early, arguing that no one should have to withstand sexual abuse as part of their prison sentence.
Family alleges E. coli from Los Gatos care facility killed their father
A South Bay family says tainted food at a care facility killed their beloved patriarch, just days into a weeks-long stay at a nursing home. A lawsuit has been filed with hopes of getting justice.
Prison sex abuse must be rooted out, Justice official tells wardens
Sexual abuse in the nation’s federal prisons must be rooted out, the Justice Department’s second-highest-ranking leader told prison wardens gathered for their first nationwide training since revelations that a toxic, permissive culture at a California prison allowed abuse to run rampant.
Portion of Highway 84 closed in both directions
Highway 84 near Little Valley Road, located between Sunol and Livermore, is closed in both directions due to a traffic collision.
Q&A: Rare interview with BOP Director Colette Peters about the culture at Dublin prison
BOP Director Colette Peters sat down with KTVU for a rare interview about her visit to FCI Dublin and her current assessment of the culture there.
Independent monitor says Oakland Police Department's 'cultural deficiencies' lingering in latest report
The independent monitor overseeing the Oakland Police Department released its latest report on Thursday. It concludes the department is facing, "very serious questions about its capacity to police itself."
Judge says FCI Dublin warden lied to jury, must show remorse
A federal judge said former FCI Dublin prison warden Ray Garcia lied on the stand and the only thing he can do on sentencing day to help himself is show some remorse.
Dozens of Dublin prison sex survivors face deportation
Nearly three dozen women at FCI Dublin have either been deported or are facing possible deportation, even though their attorneys say that as sexual assault survivors or witnesses they are eligible for U-visas.
Prosecutors seek 15 years for ex-Dublin prison warden convicted of sex abuse
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to stray from normal procedures and send a former Dublin prison warden to 15 years behind bars – more than 10 years more than the sentencing guidelines recommend.
California EDD accuses approved applicants of fraud, garnishes wages to get money back
The EDD is accusing some pandemic-era claimants of fraud and demanding repayment, years after their applications were approved. In some cases, current wages are being garnished to claw back the unemployment money, even before appeals are filed.
Disabled woman says Dublin prison officials took away her walker
A disabled woman incarcerated at the FCI Dublin said her walker was taken away from her a few days after KTVU published a report about her health grievances at the all-women's facility.