Friday, April 19, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Entrepreneurial spirit lives inside San Quentin

Dana Simas, Public Information Officer

Despite having lived in the Marin County area the past 15 years, Chris Redlitz had never really thought about what he could offer the inmates behind the walls of San Quentin State Prison.


Program gives Chad wards better odds for second chance
Youths offered job training, placement, as well as mentoring, gang prevention

Jennie Rodriguez-Moore,

STOCKTON - When Tarrance Turner is released from prison, he will already have real-world experience refurbishing computers.

Prop. 36 change to 3 strikes law helps free Sacramento man from prison
Suzanne Phan, ABC-News 10

SACRAMENTO, CA - Some local inmates are one step closer to winning their freedom.


Prisons: Brown drops defiance, but what about compliance?

Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle

Gov. Jerry Brown has apparently decided to stop thumbing his nose at the federal court that oversees health care and population levels in California’s prisons, a court that has threatened to hold him in contempt if he doesn’t obey its orders. But he’s apparently holding onto his unorthodox view of the law that the court will apply.

Prison supervisor in custody
George Gale, KXO Radio

(Prison employee arrested this week)….Calipatria State Prison staff and law enforcement officers made the arrest at the prison. Officials say 52-year-old Randy Harris is suspected of smuggling narcotics into the facility. Harris worked as a Material and Store Supervisor 1 at the prison. He has been employed with the facility for five years. He was booked into County Jail. Officials say the investigation is continuing.


State Senator's Bill Takes Aim At Realignment, AB 109

Perry Smith, KHTS AM 1220

Aimed at making the state’s realignment plan more workable for local sheriffs and police chiefs, state Sen. Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, introduced Senate Bill 708, a measure to send habitual felons directly to state prison, not county jails.


Letter to the Editor
Capitol Weekly

In his recent opinion piece, “As police departments are cut, crime climbs” (Capitol Weekly, April 16), Kelly McMillin wrote that there was “an 11.3 percent increase in budgeted positions" at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation between 2011 and the end of the 2013-14 fiscal year, and he attributed that information to the Department of Finance.