Condemned Inmate Justin Alan Helzer Death

SAN QUENTIN – Condemned inmate Justin Alan Helzer, 41, who was on California’s death row from Contra Costa County, was pronounced dead at San Quentin State Prison late Sunday evening, April 14, 2013. The death is being investigated as a suicide. He was single-celled....

Setting the Record Straight on Realignment

Realignment is not an “early release program.” No state prison inmates have been or will be released early. There have been no inmate transfers from state prison to county jails. The state has provided funding to the counties to help meet any increased expenses under...