Another day, another horrible life decision made by Lindsay Lohan. This time she has reportedly rejected a plea deal to go into rehab and will instead go to trial over charges that she lied to police after a fender-bender last summer. Read More
An Occupy San Francisco protester chose jail time over community service and probation during his Thursday sentencing for misdemeanor vandalism.
Richard Barksdale, 43, of Colorado Springs, Colo., an activist who’s been arrested at least three times this year during protest-related incidents, was found guilty of writing on the walls of the vacant Cathedral Hill Hotel on March 25. Read More
Prisoners would be housed where a McDonald’s and other businesses and privately owned homes currently stand under a plan to replace the crumbling Hall of Justice.The Sheriff’s Department houses prisoners in San Bruno and at a jail at the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant St., which has the capacity for about 900 prisoners, department spokeswoman Susan Fahey said. Read More
A Daly City stepfather with questionable parenting skills will have some time to think about how better to deal with a wide-awake child.The man who beat up his 5-year-old stepson because he wouldn’t take a nap was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in San Mateo County Jail, starting Dec. 17, and four years of probation. Michael Demata Miguel, 30, pleaded no contest to felony infliction of injury on a child Aug. 29. Read More
It’s often said that jails are schools for criminals. But San Mateo County’s proposed new jail was conceived as a school for baristas and dog washers. Last week, county supervisors approved a $145 million to $160 million jail design with the expectation that when it opens its doors in Redwood City in October 2014 it will not simply be another cage. Read More
The attorney for a man accused of brutally assaulting his estranged wife with a hammer said his client should go to prison — possibly for the rest of his life — but he hopes to avoid a needless trial in an already-overburdened court system.
Steve Acosta, 59, has been in jail since April 16, 2008, after what prosecutors allege were two weeks of vicious attacks on Kimberley Celoni at her Twin Peaks home. Celoni reportedly had skull fractures and was permanently disfigured. Read More
Troy Geer, 30, was allegedly drunk and surly when he tried to visit a Medina, Ohio, jail inmate after hours. He claimed to be the inmate’s lawyer and flashed the business card of an attorney with a different name. The sheriff’s deputies didn’t fall for it. Geer was arrested on the spot and locked up in jail with his pal. Read More
Thorn Peters of Memphis, Tenn., was furious about being let out of jail, even though he had been held for 19 months on just a misdemeanor marijuana charge. He berated the judge who released him, complaining about being sent out into the snow in just a tank top and pajama bottoms. Peters demanded to know if he was in contempt of court yet and promised he would be back in jail soon. Read More
The size of the proposed new 768-bed jail recommended by San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks may put him at odds with a new county supervisor who has an insider’s perspective — Munks’ old boss.
Don Horsley, the former sheriff who will take office Monday as the District 3 supervisor, estimates such a facility would cost $30 million to $50 million annually to operate. The county is facing a $100 million budget deficit over the next 18 months. Read More
Are you incarcerated, but still want to vote? The Democrats are looking for you!
It’s no secret that Democrats are facing some awful numbers, with serious losses staring them in the face, but they’ve found a way to get those few extra votes – encouraging people to vote from jail. I’m not kidding. Read More