Public safety officers added for jail; Tehama County reacts to state law
By Janet O'Neill, Record-Searchlight-- The Tehama County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday added eight new public safety jobs to help ease the strain of Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment program.
Santa Cruz 'Smart on Crime' Panel Looks at Pros and Cons of Adding State Convicts to County Jails By Ryan Boysen, Santa Cruz Patch-- Top officials in the Santa Cruz criminal justice system held a public conference on Monday to discuss, in the words of Sheriff Phil Wowack, “one of the largest changes I have ever seen in my 30 years of Law Enforcement" and one that he said needed many aspirins to sort out.
Crime victims to receive electronic notification
Sacramento Today-- The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's (CDCR) Office of Victim and Survivor Rights and Services (OVSRS) recently announced that victims of crime will be able to receive automated electronic notification of an offender's release or scheduled parole board hearing.
Correctional Training Facility in Soledad to donate beds to Salinas homeless shelter
The Bakersfield Californian-- A Salinas homeless shelter is getting help with its recent bed bugs infestation problem.
Woman pleads to keep mom's killer in prison
By Michael Mello, The Orange County Register-- Sixteen years.The daughter of a murder victim says that's not a long enough sentence for the man convicted of bludgeoning Debbie Moreau with a pipe, then strangling her with a necktie.
Jail time for Jackson’s doctor could be affected by prison realignment plan in California
By Greg Risling, The Associated Press-- Michael Jackson’s doctor is guaranteed to spend the next three weeks in jail awaiting sentencing for the pop star’s death.
Victim Ordered to Pay Attacker Spousal Support
By Christina Caron, ABC News-- She was forced to have sex with him, and now she's being forced to pay his bills.
First Sexually Assaulted, Now Forced to Pay Alimony To Ex
By Robin Marty, Care2-- Virginia Republican Dick Black says he doesn’t see how anyone can prosecute a husband who sexually assaults his wife.
Rape victim forced to pay abusive ex-husband $1,000 a month in SPOUSAL SUPPORT
The Daily Mail-- A woman who suffered sex attacks in her violent marriage says she has been 'victimized all over again' after being forced to pay her abusive ex-husband spousal support.
Richmond to ease hiring of ex-criminals
By Hannah Dreier, Mercury News-- When Jeff Rutland was released from San Quentin last year, he became a job search expert.
Restorative Justice: Transforming Corrections
By Daniel Patrick Downen M.S. AJ/S, Corrections.com-- As a component of public safety the Departments of Corrections have for years held to the notion that “tough on crime” involves an effective system of incarceration and that this alone would address any and all issues we have with societal crime.
Life without parole for young criminals -- it's too cruel
Los Angeles Times-- The Supreme Court will whether it is inherently cruel and unusual to lock up someone forever for a crime committed when the perpetrator hasn't developed an adult capacity to grasp the consequences of his or her actions.