As California prison officials began looking into the September death of a breathing-impaired inmate who had been pepper-sprayed by a guard, they found themselves facing unusual interference and oversight from above, according to documents from an internal corrections investigation obtained by The Sacramento Bee.
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a civil lawsuit brought on behalf of a patient who was bused to Sacramento from a Nevada state psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas.
Former quality control managers for the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge told a legislative committee Friday that Tony Anziano, head of the $6.4 billion project, pushed to compromise on quality in a rush to complete the long-delayed project.
A federal judge in Sacramento on Wednesday ordered a hearing in the case of a mentally ill inmate who died after being pepper-sprayed inside his cell at the Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, and directed California prison officials to ensure that none of the documents concerning the death are destroyed.
A report released by the California Senate on Wednesday provides new details about construction lapses on the eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
Confidential corrections documents obtained by The Sacramento Bee, including notes of interviews with prison staffers and an internal review of the case by a psychologist, raise questions about Joseph Damien Duran's treatment and have sparked a demand for an investigation by attorneys representing mentally ill inmates in an ongoing class-action lawsuit.
By now, the story seems old. A young city, thirsty for water, deploys wealth, cunning and power to divert a river from a distant valley, safeguarding its future at the expense of others.
The announcement followed a Sacramento Bee investigative report published Sunday that found numerous patients discharged from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas to Greyhound buses bound for other states were later arrested at the destination cities for crimes that included murder, assault, theft, vagrancy and sex offenses.