Inmate Who Escaped From SF Jail Still On The Loose, Also Sought On Houston Narcotics Warrant

Inmate Who Escaped From SF Jail Still On The Loose, Also Sought On Houston Narcotics Warrant

An inmate who escaped from San Francisco County Jail on Saturday morning remains on the loose, a senior sheriff’s deputy said today. Timothy Midgett, 40,…

Disgraced Former SF Supe Ed Jew Reports For Month Of Jail Time

Disgraced Former SF Supe Ed Jew Reports For Month Of Jail Time

Former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew is back in jail this afternoon after surrendering for a 60-day term behind bars for a perjury charge connected…

Impaired Driver Who Killed SF Teen Gets Six-Month Jail Sentence

Impaired Driver Who Killed SF Teen Gets Six-Month Jail Sentence

A man who fatally struck a high school girl on her 17th birthday on San Francisco’s Sloat Boulevard last year was sentenced this morning to…

Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days

Jail Term For Disgraced SF Supervisor Ed Jew Reduced From One Year To 60 Days

The terms for former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew’s one-year sentence in county jail were modified this afternoon to include community service hours in San…

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just isn’t practical”

Supe Campos Says There’s The Possibility SF Doesn’t Need A Jail, SFPD Chief Says That “Just isn’t practical”

A Board of Supervisors’ neighborhood services and safety committee today discussed plans for a $290-million jail project to replace the decrepit jail facilities on the…

Board Of Supes OKs Plan To Apply For Grant To Build $290 Million New Jail

Board Of Supes OKs Plan To Apply For Grant To Build $290 Million New Jail

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors today authorized the city to apply for a state grant to help build a new jail adjacent to the…

Visiting Hours Extended At SF Jails

Visiting Hours Extended At SF Jails

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department has announced extended visiting hours at two of its county jails. Visitors are now allowed from 5 to 9 p.m….

Gascon And Mirkarimi Square Off Yet Again, This Time Over Plans To Build New SF Jail

Gascon And Mirkarimi Square Off Yet Again, This Time Over Plans To Build New SF Jail

Top law enforcement officials argued Thursday over whether San Francisco should build a new jail to replace inadequate facilities at the seismically unsafe Hall of…

Attorney General: 50% Of America’s Federal Prisoners Serving Time For Drug Charges

Attorney General: 50% Of America’s Federal Prisoners Serving Time For Drug Charges

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in San Francisco today announced a change in federal prosecution policy that will reduce lengthy prison sentences for low-level drug…

Man With Rifle Prompts Search Near SF Jail

Man With Rifle Prompts Search Near SF Jail

San Bruno police searched the area around Skyline College and the San Francisco Jail looking for a man spotted holding a rifle this afternoon but…

SF County Jail By The Numbers: At Least $135 Per Day To House An Inmate

SF County Jail By The Numbers: At Least $135 Per Day To House An Inmate

According to the Ex, “Inmates in San Francisco County Jail have it better than most people incarcerated in California.” But what is “it”? Perhaps some…