Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




Appellate court frees man from SLO County Jail

A California appellate court has freed a man from San Luis Obispo County Jail whom it deemed was wrongfully convicted of manslaughter. [New Times] Rene Rojas was convicted of vehicular manslaughter in the accidental death of his friend. The conviction... (Continue reading)

Lacey Fowler seeking release from jail

Former Cuesta College human resources analyst Lacey Fowler, who has been arrested four times in a span of less than two months, asked a San Luis Obispo judge to release her from jail. Judge Michael Duffy denied the request and... (Continue reading)

SLO County Jail procedures deemed unconstitutional

By STEW JENKINS California’s 3rd District Court of Appeal recently upheld a ruling barring a county jail from requiring glass partitions between inmates and lawyers, a more than 40 year practice of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department. In... (Continue reading)

Yanaga barred from posting bail

A Paso Robles man who was arrested for participating in a Central Valley shooting after posting bail on a murder charge is now stuck in San Luis Obispo County Jail. On March 14, Thomas Yanaga, 52, shot Marshal Savoy, 32,... (Continue reading)

Thomas Yanaga back in San Luis Obispo County Jail

Murder suspect Thomas Yanaga was booked backed into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on Friday evening. On Friday morning, Yanaga of Paso Robles, Benjamin Ramage of Morro Bay and Scott Penner of Templeton plead not guilty of attempted murder... (Continue reading)

EXCLUSIVE: FBI informant beaten in San Luis Obispo County Jail

By KAREN VELIE An informant who helped the FBI expose a corrupt police officer was severely beaten last month while incarcerated in the San Luis Obispo County Jail. On March 2, the day after it was reported that the city... (Continue reading)

Deceased SLO County Jail inmate identified

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office identified the inmate who died Tuesday while in custody at the county jail as 33-year-old Sean Michael Alexander of Pismo Beach. He is the fifth man to die while incarcerated in the San... (Continue reading)

Fifth SLO County Jail inmate dies

By KAREN VELIE A 33-year-old man died on Tuesday shortly after deputies found the unresponsive inmate kneeling on the floor of his cell with his head on his cot. He is the fifth man to die while incarcerated in the... (Continue reading)

Jail population plummets, sheriff budget increases

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Jail inmate numbers in San Luis Obispo County have dropped by more than 25 percent since last year following initial implementation of Prop. 47, but San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson’s spending continues... (Continue reading)

Father, son both die in SLO County Jail

BY JOSH FRIEDMAN A Morro Bay man who died in San Luis Obispo County Jail over the weekend passed away in the same location his son died 14 years ago. On Sunday morning, 63-year-old Morro Bay resident David Osborn Sr.... (Continue reading)