San Mateo County’s women’s jail is not equipped for pregnant inmates to give birth or care for newborns. This video examines difficulties women and law enforcement officials face when babies are born behind bars.
Cooking is one of the most popular classes offered by Job Train, a Menlo Park program that teaches former inmates skills that will help them get jobs. However, the program lacks funding in tough economy.
San Mateo County minimum-security inmates are helping the Peninsula Humane Society train difficult dogs so they can be adopted by Bay Area families.
Susan Manheimer is now San Mateo’s first female chief of police, but she never considered police work until she and her daughter were victims of a 1982 robbery.