Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




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)

Protesters rally over torture death at the SLO County Jail

Dozens of protesters gathered Saturday afternoon outside the San Luis Obispo courthouse seeking the resignation of Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow. The rally follows the release of a video that confirmed earlier CalCoastNews reports regarding the death... (Continue reading)

SLO Tribune releases jail torture video, fails to credit earlier reporting

A stunning video documenting how Andrew Holland was strapped in a restraint chair at the San Luis Obispo County Jail for more than 46 hours, and how he died while sheriff deputies laugh in the background, was released Friday by... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff Ian Parkinson sued over tampons

A lawsuit was filed Wednesday against San Luis Obispo County, Sheriff Ian Parkinson and the sheriff’s department, alleging civil rights violations of female inmates over the alleged failure to provide tampons to women who are menstruating. [Cal Coast Times] State... (Continue reading)

Judicial elections shape the Grand Jury

On Valentine’s Day, readers found out how important voting to tearing down financial barriers against people accessing justice is in San Luis Obispo County this year. When I started practicing law here, in 1978, strong judges with strong personalities and... (Continue reading)

Holland family donates $50,000 to opponents of Parkinson and Dow

The family of the Atascadero man who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail after being strapped in a restraint chair for more than 46 hours has contributed $25,000 to the challenger in the county sheriff race and another $25,000... (Continue reading)

SLO County reaches $5 million settlement in jail torture death

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man who died after jail guards left him strapped in a chair for more than 46 hours. The board has also... (Continue reading)

Man alleges torture in SLO County Jail

By KAREN VELIE Jeremiah Mobley knew he needed help. So, he called 9-1-1 to report he was having mental health issues and needed assistance. But instead of receiving mental health treatment, deputies placed the man into full body restraints and... (Continue reading)