.Scott Morris

Sep 24, 2019

Can Berkeley Fix Its Police Oversight?

When Berkeley formed its Police Review Commission in 1973, it was a leader in citizen oversight of the police. A ballot measure supported by...
Sep 24, 2019

Kamala Harris, For Which People?

Jamal Trulove was innocent, but he spent nearly seven years in prison. The father of four was convicted in 2010 of murdering his friend, Seu...
Aug 21, 2019

State’s Deadliest Big Jail System Last Year was Contra Costa County’s

The county’s new behavioral health unit is designed with at-risk inmates in mind. Credits: Photo courtesy of Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office On the morning of...
Aug 7, 2019

Lieutenant on Leave After Use of Restraints Leads to Death in Santa Rita Jail

Another inmate has died under highly questionable circumstances at Alameda County’s Santa Rita jail. Credits: Photo by Scott Morris An Alameda County Sheriff's lieutenant has been...
Jul 10, 2019

Santa Rita Inmate Suffocated From Restraints Used by Deputies

Alameda County Sheriff's deputies used a full-body restraint device and a spit mask on an inmate they were escorting to the outpatient housing unit...
Jun 26, 2019

Jail Medical Staff Facing Cuts With Closure of Glenn Dyer Jail

Shutting the Glenn Dyer Jail will lead to layoffs among healthcare workers. Credits: Photo by Paul Haggard As Alameda County's jail system faces persistent allegations of...
May 7, 2019

The Most Dangerous Place in Alameda County

Barbara Doss was preparing dinner on a Sunday evening when she got the call. Her son Dujuan Armstrong, who had been sentenced to jail...
Jan 23, 2019

Excessive Water Consumption Killed Santa Rita Inmate

Activists have concerns about mental health treatment in Santa Rita. Credits: File photo by Scott Morris Alone in his cell in Santa Rita jail, Jesus Demetrius...