Operation Boo sees 18th year in California
By Dave Marquis, News 10-- "Operation Boo," the California Department of Corrections tradition that monitors child sex offenders on Halloween night in California saw scores of arrests and parole checks across the state in its 18th year.
'Operation Boo' To Monitor Registered Sex Offenders
KCRA-- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is conducting its 18th year of "Operation Boo" to keep children safe during Halloween.
"Operation Boo" will Include Homeless Camp Offender Checks
By Sam Cohen, FOX40 News-- Sex offenders will get getting special visits Monday night, by parole agents and cops making sure they are staying away from trick-or-treaters. But what about sex offenders who may not have a permanent address? This year’s sex offender compliance checks in Sacramento will include homeless camps, too.
California rounds up sex offenders for Halloween
Los Angeles Times-- Halloween 2011 in California was marked an aggressive crackdown by state and local officials on sex offenders.
Halloween night restrictions are added for sex offenders
By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times-- Some jurisdictions ban decorations and candy give-aways. The state requires most homeless offenders to spend the evening at designated centers.
How some American sexual predators spent Halloween
By Arthur Weinreb, Digital Journal-- Several U.S. states have special restrictions on parolees and sexual offenders to protect children going door-to-door on Halloween. In California, these restrictions include rounding up parolees who are homeless or transient.
Supervised Candy: State to Round Up Homeless Sex Offenders
By Chris Roberts, NBC Bay Area-- Halloween is going to be scary for homeless sex offenders. Get ready for Operatio Boo.
'Operation Boo' Monitors Specific Sex Offenders
10 News San Diego-- Local and state parole officers fanned out across the county on Monday to check on specific sex offenders on Halloween during "Operation Boo."
'Operation Boo' rounds up sex offenders on Halloween
By Heather Ishimaru, ABC 7-- Homeless convicted sex offenders are being rounded up in the Bay Area and around the state, so they won't be near children on this Halloween.
'Operation Boo' prevents sexual offenders from Halloween activities
KTVU-- State and local officials Monday took part in the 18th annual "Operation Boo," a program preventing convicted sex offenders from participating in Halloween activities in an effort to keep children safe.
Parole agents' Operation Boo on Halloween focuses on keeping kids safe, sex offenders away
By Eric Woomer, Visalia Times Delta-- As children celebrated Halloween by running door-to-door and collecting their treats, there were six California parole agents who had a different mission Monday night — keeping sex offenders away from trick-or-treaters.
Operation Boo: Agents Make Sure Sex Offenders Are Not Tricking or Treating Kids
By Lemor Abrams, KMPH-- Parole Agents arrested four sex offenders throughout Fresno this Halloween.
Parolee sweep a success in Solano County
By Catherine Bowen, The Reporter-- Area law enforcement got into the Halloween spirit Monday night as they carried out their yearly execution of "Operation Boo," a series of compliance checks on registered sex offenders throughout the county.
Two Salinas Sex Offenders Arrested in "Operation Boo"
By Azenith Smith, KION 46-- Parents have to worry about more than what kind of candy their kids get, they have to worry about who gives it to them.
From the notebook: Corrections has cut a fifth of executive jobs
The Sacramento Bee-- Prior to our Saturday Q&A with Matt Cate, secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, we conducted several interviews with CDCR management. One of the questions that we asked during those discussions: With all of the job cutting at CDCR, how many Career Executive Assignments and exempt employee jobs has the department cut?
County gets a boost from SO reserves
By Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate-- The Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office reserve program is boosting public safety services in the county. Thirteen reserves in the Sheriff’s Office currently respond to calls and provide backup to deputies and dedicate thousands of hours of service to the county — for free.
Parolee's passenger killed in Pittsburg chase
By Robert Salonga, Contra Costa Times-- An at-large parolee speeding away from a patrol officer broadsided an SUV at a busy Pittsburg intersection Monday morning, killing his passenger in a pursuit that nearly mirrored a deadly police chase last week in Concord.
Parolee gets 8 years in federal prison for ID theft
ABC 7-- A parolee who took part in an identity theft scheme has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison.
Enough with getting tough on CA prisons
By Bob Blumenfield, The Daily Californian-- Locking up bad guys comforts us in a very primal way. But after almost 30 years of “get tough” policies favoring stronger inmate penalties, we need to recast the debate away from emotion and look at the evidence. We must be smart on crime to see what correctional practices actually work to keep us safe.
Realigning the criminal justice system in California
By Barry Krisberg, The Daily Californian-- On Oct. 1, 2011 the California criminal justice system began a massive reform involving transferring responsibility for managing convicted offenders from state to local agencies. Known as “realignment”, this change was proposed by Gov. Brown and endorsed by a majority of the Democrats in the Legislature. Almost all the Republicans opposed it. The core of the plan is to shift low level offenders from state prisons and parole to local corrections programs.