Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Acting warden promoted at Jamestown facility

The Modesto Bee

Heidi Lackner, 53, of Mokelumne Hill has been appointed warden at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown where she has served as acting warden since 2012 and was chief deputy administrator from 2011-12.


Sacramento County 'three-striker' freed under Prop. 36 learning to live with freedom
Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee

Eugene Dey knew what he had to do.
He had just gotten out of the Correctional Training Facility in Soledad as one of the first Sacramento County "three-strikers" released from his life sentence under last year's voter-approved Proposition 36.

Where do elderly prisoners go when they get out?
Leila Day, KALW

The older we get, the harder it is to think of ourselves as “old.” But as far as the government is concerned – specifically, the federal corrections system – you’re “aging” or “elderly” once you turn 50. California houses one of the country’s biggest populations of elderly prisoners. And gradually, it also releases them.

Gang suppression effort in south county yields arrests
The Californian

At 4 p.m. Friday, the Greenfield, Soledad, Gonzales and King City police departments, along with officers from Del Rey Oaks; California State University, Monterey Bay; California State Parole; the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Correctional Training Facility; Salinas Valley State Prison; and the U.S. Marshals Service participated in a multi-jurisdictional gang suppression operation, the Greenfield Police Department reported.

San Bernardino: Suspect in slaying identified
Peter Surowski, The Press Enterprise

A sex offender who worked as a neighborhood handyman was arrested on suspicion of killing and sexually assaulting an elderly San Bernardino woman after DNA tests linked him to the crime, and police said he may be a suspect in at least two other killings.

Texas slayings draw attention to white supremacist gang

Some suspect the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is involved in the killings of two prosecutors. But experts say such attacks would be out of character for the prison gang.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times

KAUFMAN, Texas — They burned the gang's tattoo off the arm of one man who failed to follow orders. Another new member was kidnapped, shot and killed for disloyalty; gang leaders wanted his finger severed as a trophy.


CMC building new mental health facility
Cameron Polom, KSBY News

The California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo is finishing work on a $23 million Mental Health Treatment Facility.

Crowded California prisons fall short in mental health care: judge
Sharon Bernstein, Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A federal judge has rebuffed California Governor Jerry Brown's effort to ease U.S. oversight of mental health services in the state's overcrowded prisons, saying he did not trust officials to improve conditions for inmates.


Gary Armitage sent to prison for Ponzi scheme
Kevin McCallum, The Press Democrat

REDDING -- Gary T. Armitage, a former Santa Rosa investment adviser accused of helping to swindle hundreds of millions of dollars from North Coast residents, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday following an emotional hearing where victims of his massive Ponzi scheme lashed out at the man they hold responsible for ruining their lives and their retirements.


Details emerge about suspected human trafficking of 13-year-old girl
Carol Ferguson, Eyewitness News – Bakersfieldnow.com

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A 13-year-old girl was allegedly paid $30 to meet a man at a Bakersfield motel, where he forced her into sex acts. Investigators say a woman at the motel tried to convince the teenager to work as a prostitute for the suspect.