Kelly Davis, The Union-Tribune

Kelly Davis

The Union-Tribune

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

With San Diego jail deaths at record pace, Newsom vetoes bill to improve safety standards

The bill, authored by Assemblymember Akilah Weber, followed a scathing state audit on the county's jails → Read More

'These people do heroic work.' Outreach workers refuse to give up on the homeless

It takes time to coax someone into housing. 'Today’s no can be tomorrow’s yes.' → Read More

Jail reform bill prompted by San Diego jail deaths passes Legislature

Assemblywoman Dr. Akilah Weber introduced the proposed reforms soon after a scathing audit found San Diego jails were the state's deadliest → Read More

Should all jail staff and visitors be scanned for drugs? Review board says yes

Sheriff’s Department says it will not support CLERB’s recommendation, citing staffing → Read More

'We're begging for help': Jailed people and their families ask court to force immediate change

'Jail policies and procedures are putting people at the risk of harm,' plaintiffs' lawyer says → Read More

County withheld internal review that revealed jail report was altered

Sheriff's supervisor refused deputy's request to restrain woman who later blinded herself → Read More

Jail beating of transgender woman result of 'systemic failure' by Sheriff's Department, CLERB finds

As Kristina Frost's federal lawsuit persists, Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board says deputies should be required to book people into jails that match their gender identity → Read More

County review board member says she was denied a full term because of her community activism

Buki Domingos was told last month that she would not be reappointed but says no specific reason was given → Read More

Family of inmate who committed suicide files federal lawsuit against Sheriff's Department

Complaint alleges jail staff ignored clear signs Lester Daniel Marroquin was a high risk for self-harm → Read More

Inmate found dead in downtown jail identified as Leonel Villaseñor

Court records show he had schizophrenia and had been found incompetent on at least two occasions → Read More

Civilian review board recommends jail inmates be given access to naloxone

San Diego County Sheriff's Department should make medication 'readily available' → Read More

San Diego sheriff's deputy violated policies in 2021 Vista jail death, review board finds

Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board investigation says deputy failed to conduct proper checks → Read More

Attorneys seek emergency order to force changes at San Diego County jails

Former clinicians, inmates describe 'filthy, inhumane conditions' at facilities → Read More

Jail reform bill prompted by conditions in San Diego passes Assembly committee

Legislation would address treatment of inmates, especially those suffering from a mental illness → Read More

Jerrell Lacy wrote his mom a letter four days before dying in jail

38-year-old man had history of mental illness and had been placed under conservatorship → Read More

Community demands better protections for San Diego jail inmates

Request comes after new report details high mortality rate and seventh in-custody death this year → Read More

Review board study finds large number of 'excess deaths' in San Diego County jails

Independent researchers say Sheriff's Department jail-mortality rate is the 'most acute' among California's 12 largest counties → Read More

Review board to consider asking Sheriff's Department to mandate meeting with family members

Policy change would allow loved ones to gain some insight into what led to deaths or injuries → Read More

State oversight board says safeguards in place to protect inmates, but they are not being followed

Highly critical audit of San Diego County jails recommended strengthening welfare check and mental health screens → Read More

Gilbert Gil died in a San Diego County jail cell; family awaits results of an independent autopsy

Daughter says her 67-year-old father suffered from dementia and diabetes, not drug use → Read More