By Chelcey Adami, Imperial Valley Press-- Education provides freedom to Calipatria State Prison inmate Darrell Adams, who is serving double life sentences for attempted murder. “It’s opened my mind completely. It’s ability to free your mind,” he said. “Access to computers and encyclopedias allows you to open doors to all kinds of things you have on your mind, things you’re trying to put together.”
The Sacramento Bee-- A special enforcement operation in Citrus Heights resulted in the arrest of three wanted suspects and the discovery of seven probation violations. Investigators from eight agencies on Wednesday conducted the special ops enforcement. They searched 42 locations from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for wanted individuals and those on probation or parole.
By Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, The Bay State Banner-- When Don Cronk was young, he became addicted to cocaine. The addiction consumed him and he started stealing to pay for his habit. But one night, a burglary took an unexpected turn. Cronk and his friend broke into a house, only to find the owner still there. The old man pulled out a gun and shot Cronk.
The Sacramento Bee-- California's "realignment" program, aimed at reducing overcrowding in by diverting more low-level felons into local custody and probation, has sharply reduced state inmate numbers, according to a new report, but the rate of decline seems to be slowing.
Before he became the suspect in the shooting of two law enforcement officers Saturday night, the most serious crimes on Demicio Cardenas Jr.’s police record were convictions for car theft and misdemeanor assault.
By Sheila Kuehl, California Progress Report-- The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines "coincidence" as: 1. The act or condition of coinciding. 2. The occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection.