Friday, April 13, 2012

Daily Corrections Clips

California Inmates

Charles Manson's attorney: Representing killer was difficult
Andrew Blankstein and Shelby Grad, LA Times-- Charles Manson's attorney said this week that it was difficult to represent the mass murderer during his bid for parole.

Letter from 'Speed Freak Killer' Wesley Shermantine reveals frustration with FBI
By Casey Glynn, CBS News-- A new letter written by convicted "Speed Freak" killer Wesley Shermantine expresses the death row inmate's frustration that the FBI is moving too slowly looking for bodies he has pointed them to.

Death Penalty

Ex-San Quentin warden, an SSU grad, to tell why she seeks an end to the death penalty
By Chris Smith, The Press Democrat-- Jeanne Woodford witnessed four executions during her five years as warden of San Quentin State Prison.

CDCR Related

Cannella Bill to Require Affluent Criminals to Reimburse State for Incarceration
Dutra’s the Paper-- New legislation by Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) would require a court to order a criminal to reimburse the state for the cost of his or her incarceration if they are able. SB 1124 would lessen the stress on our state budget by defraying the costs of prison stays of those who have the resources to pay.