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COVID-19 – San Francisco Public Defender’s Office Responds

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In response to the serious public health concerns related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), our office has been leading the...

SF Public Defender’s Office Mobilizing to Release People from San Quentin...

SAN FRANCISCO - With 2,582 incarcerated persons with active cases of COVID-19 in California prisons statewide, and over 1,100 people incarcerated in...

Public Defenders Call for Major Statewide Police Reform

Public Defenders Call for Major Statewide Police Reform June 25, 2020 - Public Defenders sent this letter to Governor...

ICE Confirms Medical Provider at Mesa Verde Detention Center Tests Positive...

ICE CONFIRMS MEDICAL PROVIDER AT MESA VERDE DETENTION CENTER TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, EXPOSING ITS CONTINUED FAILURE TO PROTECT HEALTH DURING PANDEMIC

San Francisco Public Defender Successfully Advocates for SFPD Mug Shot Policy...

San Francisco Public Defender Successfully Advocates for SFPD Mug Shot Policy Change SFPD’s Proposed New Policy Means that...

SF Public Defender Mano Raju Applauds SF Police Commission Budget Vote...

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SF Public Defender Mano Raju Applauds SF Police Commission Budget Vote - Echoes Public Call for Fundamental Change  "I...

Judge Orders ICE to Maintain Pandemic Protections at Detention Centers

Photo: Donis with his youngest of three children and his wife, following his release by court order. Judge Orders...

SF PUBLIC DEFENDERS HELD A DEMONSTRATION IN UNITY WITH PUBLIC DEFENDERS...

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC DEFENDERS HELD A DEMONSTRATION IN UNITY WITH PUBLIC DEFENDERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CALLING FOR RACIAL JUSTICE AND AN END...

SF PUBLIC DEFENDER MANO RAJU CALLS FOR MAJOR REFORMS AFTER VIDEO...

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SF PUBLIC DEFENDER MANO RAJU CALLS FOR MAJOR REFORMS AFTER VIDEO SURFACES SHOWING SFPD OFFICER WITH KNEE ON TEENAGER’S NECK 

Court Finds Likely Constitutional Violation in ICE’S Detention of Immigrants in...

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Court Finds Likely Constitutional Violation in ICE’S Detention of Immigrants in Two Cramped Detention Centers during Pandemic; Order Establishes Process for Court...

After Long Battle, Public Defender Successfully Secures Release of Transgender Client...

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After Long Battle, Public Defender Successfully Secures Release of Transgender Client from ICE Detention SAN FRANCISCO - Yesterday,...