Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




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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... (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... (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... (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... (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... (Continue reading)

SLO County women’s jail project $3.3 million over budget

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a $1.1 million cost overrun on the ongoing expansion of the women’s jail on Tuesday. Builders have also fallen one year behind schedule on the project.... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles clairvoyant dies in sheriff’s department custody

A 62-year-old Paso Robles woman and self-proclaimed clairvoyant, who was due to stand trial for the murder of a 34-year-old man, died while in custody on Saturday. Nicole Honait Luxor died of bladder cancer, which... (Continue reading)

Nipomo woman receives 15 years to life for killing bicyclist

During a teary sentencing hearing, a San Luis Obispo judge ordered a Nipomo woman to serve 15 years to life in state prison for killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence of drugs and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen sentenced to year in jail for 9/11 stunt

An Atascadero teen has received a one-year jail sentence for a stunt that brought the bomb squad out to San Gabriel Elementary School and shut down the campus for two weeks. Bret Stephen Landen, 18,... (Continue reading)

Lacey Fowler let out of jail after most charges dropped

A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced former Cuesta College employee Lacey Fowler last week to nearly a year in jail, yet Fowler is already out of custody, according to county sheriff’s office records. Prosecutors dropped... (Continue reading)



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