Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




SLO County supervisors vote to outsource jail medical services

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors formally decided Tuesday to contract out jail health care services. [Cal Coast Times] In Aug. 2017, in the aftermath of Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death, Supervisor Debbie Arnold made a motion to direct... (Continue reading)

SLO County supervisors to vote on outsourcing jail medical services

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors may decide on Tuesday to contract out jail health care services. [Cal Coast Times] In Aug, 2017, in the aftermath of Andrew Holland’s jailhouse death, Supervisor Debbie Arnold made a motion to... (Continue reading)

Do SLO County Jail visitation rules increase recidivism?

By KAREN VELIE One sunny day in September, Jazmine Paredes arrived 46 minutes early to the San Luis Obispo County Jail for a scheduled visit with her husband, but was turned away because she wasn’t 45 minutes early even though... (Continue reading)

SLO County inmate found dead, hanging from bedding

A 47-year-old inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Jail was found dead Saturday from an apparent suicide, according to the sheriff’s department. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before noon, a correctional deputy found Michael Wayne Nonella of Arroyo Grande hanging... (Continue reading)

Inmate gets 12 years in prison for attacking SLO County Jail guard

A Nipomo man was sentenced Thursday to 12-years in prison for assaulting a San Luis Obispo County Jail correctional deputy earlier this year, an incident that left the guard with a broken nose and other major injuries. [Cal Coast Times]... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Ian Parkinson bucks state, provides inmate release dates

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson, who opposes sanctuary state rules that bar his department from cooperating with federal immigration officials, announced Wednesday at a town-hall meeting in Santa Margarita that he is providing the release dates of all... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Ian Parkinson accepts responsibility for Holland death

OPINION By IAN PARKINSON The Tribune and many citizens have questioned my actions and statements regarding Andrew Holland’s tragic death. I have sincerely attempted to address the issues fully and factually. My department is also cooperating fully with the FBI’s... (Continue reading)

Andrew Holland’s legacy

T. Keith Gurnee

OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE It was heartening to read of the Holland family’s resolve to use a significant portion of the $5 million legal settlement from the County to raise our consciousness about mental illness while grieving over the... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s Office on heightened security because of death threats

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department is on heightened security after several deputies received credible death threats related to the death of Andrew Holland. [Cal Coast Times] On Jan 22, Holland died after being held naked in a restraint... (Continue reading)

Sheriff Parkinson blames health department for Andrew Holland’s death

In response to an outcry triggered by the release of the video showing a mentally ill man’s gruesome death in the San Luis Obispo County Jail, Sheriff Ian Parkinson issued a statement saying the sheriff’s office did not break any... (Continue reading)