Resources and News

Read the "What's Up With Our Jails?" Report

Available in English and Spanish

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U.S. Department of Justice Report of Santa Rita Jail

Letter Written by ICJJ Members Richard Speiglman, Myrna Schwartz, and Bob Britton

Alameda County jail lawsuit alleges

bad conditions for inmates with

mental illness

by Angela Ruggiero
December 21, 2018; updated December 24, 2018

Alameda sheriff releases video of inmate’s death in extreme-restraint device

by Megan Cassidy

October 2, 2019

Alameda Co. Sheriff faces state audit over jail conditions, spending

by Simone Aponte

and Lisa Fernandez
February 27, 2020

Man, 58, killed by cellmate at

Santa Rita Jail;

48th in-custody death since 2014

by Lisa Fernandez
November 25, 2020

The Most Dangerous Place in Alameda County.  A "barbaric" litany of horrors from Santa Rita,

"the best big jail in the nation."

by Scott Morris

May 7, 2019

Inmate deaths, Accounts of abuse

at santa rita jail

by KQED News Staff

May 11, 2019

Santa Rita Jail prisoners stage hunger strike and work stoppage to protest filthy conditions, price gouging and abuse

by Yolanda Huang & Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee
October 30, 2019

Jail Inmates Worked for a $16 Billion Company Without Pay. Now They Want Their Wages.

by Madison Pauly
January 6, 2020

Federal Class Action Over Alameda County Jail Conditions

for Persons with Mental Illness

by Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP
April 22, 2020

Incarcerated Narratives from Santa Rita Jail Detail Horrifying Conditions During COVID-19 Pandemic

by Linh Nguyen; posted

by Aparna Komarla

October 9, 2020

Payouts for killings and injuries plummet for Bay Area police departments undergoing reforms

by Evan Sernoffsky 
and Lisa Fernandez
December 30, 2020

They Called for Help. They’d Always Regret It.

By Sarah Shourd 

January 30, 2021

Guest Commentary: Another Suicide at Santa Rita Jail Sparks Cry for Sheriff Oversight in Alameda County

by ICJJ Member

Bob Britton
April 21, 2021

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