In 1987, Jeffrey Biggs was convicted of murder. A judge sentenced him to 25 years to life in prison with the possibility of parole. In 1988, California passed Proposition 89, which gave the governor power to reverse parole-board decisions involving prisoners locked up for murder. Those two events ... More >>
Half a century ago, ex-heroin dealer Alfredo Santos created an epic work of art inside San Quentin. Now, he's coming back to be honored for it.
News reports about the lawyers whose dog killed Diane Whipple have stirred unpleasant memories among a few of their former clients
In a radical approach, San Francisco is making addiction a health issue rather than a law enforcement imperative. So far, though, treatment on demand has been a costly pipe dream.