San Francisco County Jail

New inmate locator makes it much easier to find someone in SF County Jail

The families and friends of inmates at San Francisco County Jail now…

 

Sheriff's deputies in San Francisco could begin patrolling city streets alongside police officers now that the Sheriff's Department has received new certification status. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

Sheriff’s deputies could patrol streets

San Francisco sheriff’s deputies could soon be able to patrol the streets…

 

Courtesy Janet PlanellsOn Oct. 3

Man’s death in SF County Jail raises questions

Antolin Marenco, an inmate at County Jail, died in custody Oct. 3.…

 

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerState prisons chief Jeffrey A. Beard

SF County Jail considered a model for prison realignment

The head of California's prison system stood among a group of men…

mike koozmin/the s.f. examinerState prisons chief Jeffrey A. Beard
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner file photoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi says cheaper calls help inmates and families stay in touch.

Sheriff Mirkarimi alleviates price gouging jail inmates for phone calls

After facing criticism last year over the high cost of making a…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner file photoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi says cheaper calls help inmates and families stay in touch.
Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks with an inmate at the San Francisco County Jail.

Projections of new county jail population raises hackles of activists who want no jail

The gray monolithic block building of the Hall of Justice at 850…

Mike Koozmin/the S.F. ExaminerSheriff Ross Mirkarimi speaks with an inmate at the San Francisco County Jail.

Smaller new jail might meet SF’s needs, report finds

San Francisco’s criminal justice alternatives — sending offenders to rehab rather than…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi will not have the support of some members of his department in his bid for re-election in November.

SF sheriff seeks spiritual leaders to provide support for inmates leaving jail

To help solve the persistent problem of the revolving door that is…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File PhotoSheriff Ross Mirkarimi will not have the support of some members of his department in his bid for re-election in November.

Inmate tries to escape County Jail on New Year’s Eve

An inmate in San Francisco County Jail reportedly tried to escape his…

Man who sued SF Sheriff’s Department over Jewish headdress is back behind bars

The Jewish con artist who pursued a federal lawsuit four years ago…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

San Francisco's humane-goods initiative could boost local manufacturing economy

When San Francisco launched an effort to ensure that local government purchases…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup