San Francisco

San Francisco DA Launches Public Data Tool

The office is the first in the state of California to make information about arrests, prosecutions and procedural information available to the public. ACLU counsel Nicole Fortier called it a ‘bold’ step towards transparency.

jail deaths

Deaths Behind Bars Spur Concerns Across the U.S.

While the majority of deaths in state prisons are the result of natural causes among an aging prison population, there have been significant rises in mortality rates due to suicides, homicides, accidents, drug and alcohol-related events, and untreated medical issues, a Guardian investigation found.