Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




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Man asked to go to hospital before dying in SLO County Jail

A 60-year-old San Luis Obispo man who died in SLO County Jail in April requested to go to the hospital about 45 minutes before he was found dead, according to a newly released coroner’s report. Rather than being taken to... (Continue reading)

Recently deported Nipomo murder suspect released from jail, then re-arrested

The 24-year-old Nipomo man who was arrested for murdering his girlfriend less than a year after he was deported to Mexico was released from San Luis Obispo County Jail on an apparent technicality. Deputies then re-arrested the suspect without him... (Continue reading)

Alleged Cambria embezzler let out of jail to sell property

A San Luis Obispo judge granted a woman accused of embezzling more than $1 million from a Cambria construction business a temporary release from jail so that she can sell personal assets to repay her alleged victims. [Tribune] Elizabeth Edith... (Continue reading)

Inspection report rips SLO County Jail’s treatment of mentally ill inmates

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part two in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County health services and sheriff department’s treatment of the mentally ill. Part one looked into several suspicious deaths and one injury that occurred... (Continue reading)

Questions after 2 die, 1 hurt in county custody

By KAREN VELIE Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about San Luis Obispo County health services and sheriff department’s treatment of the mentally ill. Two men died and a third man seriously injured himself while in... (Continue reading)

Another death at SLO County Jail

A 36-year-old Atascadero man awaiting transfer to a county mental health facility died at the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Sunday, according to county personnel. Deputies discovered Andrew Chaylon Holland, 36, of Atascadero unconscious and unresponsive in his cell.... (Continue reading)

SLO high arson suspect arrested again

One of the three former San Luis Obispo High School students accused of setting the school’s computer lab on fire is back in jail. For the second time in a period of eight days, San Luis Obispo police arrested Jacob... (Continue reading)

Man kills himself with razor in SLO County Jail

A 36-year-old Paso Robles man used a razor given to him by county jail staff to commit suicide, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Correctional deputies found Jordan Benjamin Turner unresponsive inside his cell early Tuesday morning,... (Continue reading)

County employees say whistleblower complaints mishandled

By KAREN VELIE For years, San Luis Obispo County employees have lodged complaints about missing medications and conditions at the jail that they say endanger inmates and nurses. More than four years ago, several medical staffers at the county jail... (Continue reading)

SLO County’s great cake caper

By KAREN VELIE It turned out to be sort of a half-baked plan. On June 7, Susan Cameron, a nursing supervisor in charge of medical staff at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, brought a cake in for her co-workers... (Continue reading)



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