Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

DEATH PENALTY

Court hears challenge to California's execution method
Howard Mintz, Mercury News

SAN FRANCISCO -- A state appeals court hearing here Tuesday underscored the extent to which California's death penalty system has been lost in the legal weeds.

Court In SF Hears Bid To Reinstate Lethal Injection Protocol

Julia Cheever, Bay City News


A lawyer for the state asked an appeals court in San Francisco today to reinstate California’s three-drug lethal-injection procedure for executing death row inmates.

REALIGNMENT


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY: Probation caseload second highest in state
Imran Ghori, The Press Enterprise


San Bernardino County has the second-highest number of former state prisoners being monitored by county probation officers under California’s realignment shift.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE


Parolee jailed in undercover drug bust in El Dorado County

Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee


A three-month investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of a 51-year-old parolee from Placerville accused of selling heroin to undercover detectives.

OPINION


Colleen O'Connor: Bravo, Jerry Brown! Take the Judges to Jail With You

Columnist Colleen O'Connor argues that Gov. Jerry Brown is on the right track by challenging a judge's ruling on inmate overcrowding.
Colleen O’Connor, Poway Patch


Seldom do I applaud any politician.
But today, I sit up and cheer for Jerry Brown.

CDCR RELATED


FBI investigates series of murders claimed by child killer

Lake County News

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s help in identifying several female victims – including one teen from Lake County – who may have been killed by a man who died in prison several years ago.


Attorneys seek federal oversight of Monterey County Jail

Lawyers for inmates want improved conditions
Julia Reynolds, The Herald


The San Francisco law firm behind the decades long overhaul of California's prisons is now calling for federal oversight of the Monterey County Jail.
 

County supervisors happy with sheriff's handling of the jail
Officials reply to grand jury
Jim Johnson, The Herald


Monterey County's already overcrowded jail is not more packed than usual due to realignment of state prison inmates to local control, contrary to a county civil grand jury's findings.