Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on Sept. 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego Police Departments...
April 3 2013
Tommy Tucker, a 35-year-old, obese inmate in a psychiatric unit at the San Diego Central Jail and lost his life. His act of defiance: attempting to take a cup of hot water back to his cell while the unit...
Dec. 22 2014
Its likely no one will ever know for sure what happened to Jerry Cochran the night before he died. On the evening of Sept. 15, 2014, his girlfriend, Vella Rhinehart, called an ambulance to take Cochran...
Sept. 8 2014
A law-enforcement oversight board has found that San Diego County Sheriffs deputies lied and omitted information in the investigation of the death of a 28-year-old African-American man whod swallowed a...
April 23 2014
Dennis Lane is one of five people whove died in San Diego County jails so far this year, following 12 deaths in 2013. To put those two numbers into perspective, between 2007 and 2012, the county jail system...
June 4 2014
The San Diego County Grand Jury is a body of 19 citizens tasked with investigating public complaints about government and inspecting the countys correctional facilities. But its latest report on the local...
Dec. 11 2013
The San Diego County Sheriffs Department has reached a $225,000 settlement agreement with the family of Tommy Tucker, a schizophrenic inmate who was killed by a swarm of San Diego Central Jail guards during...
Oct. 16 2013
As of Oct. 14, 10 people have died in jail custody this year, matching the 10-deaths-per-year average that pushed the county to the top of the list for 2007 through 2012
June 12 2013
Our investigation has revealed systemic problems with record keeping and oversight, including the Sheriffs Departments failure to report one in 10 deaths to the California Department of Justice as required...
May 1 2013
While his death raises questions about how jails houseand protecttheir most vulnerable inmates, the last several months of Russell Hartsaws life offer a glimpse at man who was perhaps beyond help but whose...
April 24 2013
Ten men and one woman hung themselves in San Diego County jails during the last six years. They used socks or sheets, stringing handmade nooses from sinks, doors and bunks
Oct. 29 2014
 In a San Diego courtroom on Tuesday, attorney Chris Morris pieced together Daniel Sissons final hours, arguing that staff at the Vista Detention Facility could have prevented the 21-year-olds death...
April 17 2013
Lack of close monitoring is a thread that runs through the jail system's addiction-related deaths
June 12 2014
In the last nine months, the Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB), the independent oversight body charged with investigating deaths-in-custody and allegations of law-enforcement misconduct, has...
Sept. 12 2014
Attorneys for the family of a man who died in a San Diego County jail two years ago filed a wrongful-death lawsuit in federal court today. Among other points, the lawsuit argues that jail staff were...