CORCORAN – California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran (CSATF) investigators have launched an investigation into the attempted murder of a 38-year-old registered nurse, who is a six-year veteran of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
CORCORAN – Investigators at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran (CSATF) and the Kings County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the August 1, 2012 murder of an inmate.
By Marisa Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle-- Thirty-two of California's 58 counties plan to add new jails or expand lockups to deal with an influx of inmates from Gov. 's realignment program, which will send thousands of newly sentenced offenders to county jails instead of state prisons.
The Associated Press-- State corrections officials are investigating a prisoner serving a life sentence for murder in the death of his cellmate.
By Scott Smith, Stockton Record-- Convicted serial killer Wesley Shermantine said in a set of sharply worded letters received Thursday that he's not budging from death row to help unearth any more murder victims.
SF Gate-- As a California Supreme Court justice for nearly a decade, Carlos Moreno estimates he voted to uphold more than 200 death sentences, and says he doesn’t regret any of those decisions. “In all the cases I saw, the convicted defendants richly deserved to be executed,” he said in an interview this week.
By Paul T. Rosynsky, Contra Costa Times-- A decade ago, a jury's decision to send a murder defendant to death row in Alameda County would not have been as such an anomaly as the jury's decision last week to condemn triple-murderer David Mills.
The Associated Press-- A parolee's desperate escape attempt during a San Jose traffic stop has left two officers injured.
The Press-Enterprise-- Fire protection should not be an unintentional casualty of state prison reforms. Fire camps need to remain a viable option for inmates now under county supervision. So state and county officials need to cooperate to preserve the valuable inmate fire crews now threatened by prison realignment.