Santa Clara County has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by former inmate Rikki Martinez, who says he was brutally beaten by jail guards.
A powerful union leader violated agency policies by failing to report hate speech—and the former undersheriff leapt to his defense.
Three Santa Clara County jail guards convicted of fatally beating a mentally ill inmate will serve 15 years to life in prison.
Santa Clara County will consider whether to create a civilian watchdog division to keep an eye on its troubled jails.
Two Santa Clara County inmates who broke out of the Main Jail in San Jose the day before Thanksgiving are still on the lam, authorities said.
Despite opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law last month that protects voting rights for felons in county jails.
A former Santa Clara County jail guard was arrested on suspicion of beating an inmate years ago, raising concerns about what took so long.
Two Santa Clara County jail guards have been charged with beating a shackled inmate, the District Attorney’s Office announced Monday.
A Santa Clara County jail guard has been suspended from work after his arrest Monday on suspicion of molesting a child in 2012.
It wasn’t until December, under mounting public pressure, that the Sheriff’s Office disclosed its jail use-of-force and cell extraction policies.