Condemned Inmate James Crummel Dies of Suicide

SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate James Lee Crummel, 68, who was on death row for the 1979 murder of a 13-year-old boy, was found hanging in his cell at San Quentin State Prison.  Crummel was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 27. He was housed alone in his...

Escaped Inmate Arrested After Nearly 30 Years

Carlos Campo as he appeared in 1983; in a recent DMV photo; and in custody Thursday after his arrest. Escaped Inmate Arrested After Nearly 30 Years Special agents developed new leads in cold case to arrest escapee who lived in Azusa using purchased identity...

Media Access to Prisons and Prisoners

The following is general guidelines for media access currently permitted under California state law: ·         Reporters may interview inmates they encounter randomly or on their tours of a state prison facility or program....