Monday, April 29, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

California Prisons
Medical expert says valley fever outbreak at 2 California prisons a ‘public health emergency
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — The state’s efforts to stop the rapid spread of valley fever through two Central California prisons have been so ineffectual that it should stop placing prisoners there, a medical expert told a federal judge in San Francisco overseeing health care in the state’s prisons.

CDCR Related
200 bicycles donated for Vacaville children
Vacaville Reporter

Lots of children may get wheels and a newfound freedom, thanks to generous donations from the public and hard work by community organizations and the Vacaville Unified School District's nutrition department.

Take our Daughters and Sons To Work Day
Daily Republic

VACAVILLE — Cameron Skattebo, 11, was immediately drawn to the handmade San Francisco 49ers artwork. He’s a fan of the football team.

To the casual observer, it looked liked someone spent some time and effort paying tribute to a favorite team. Cameron learned differently. There were gang markings in the drawing.

California Inmates
Virginia Rearden Mcginnis infamous California inmate dead at 74
Tracy Curry-Reyes, Examiner

Virginia Rearden Mcginnis, also known as Virginia Agnes Rearden, is dead. According to Traciy Curry-Reyes of the Movies Based on True Stories Archives, Virginia died in prison on June 25, 2011. She was 74 years old. Her crimes inspired the made for tv movies "Death Benefit" and "Justice for Annie."

Conrad Murray still blames Michael Jackson for star’s overdose death: 'I’m not going to accept responsibility for anything I did not do'
Murray said Michael Jackson had a private stash of propofol, a powerful anesthetic that was one of the medications in his system at the time of his June 2009 death.
New York Daily News, Larry McShane

The doctor is in — prison.

But Michael Jackson’s jailed personal physician still insists the platinum-selling singer’s drug overdose death wasn’t his fault.
Communities still struggling with fallout from A.B. 109, officials say
Monica Rodriguez, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The state's prison realignment program was designed to reduce overcrowding in California's prison system but some law enforcement members said the effort has resulted in increases in crime that communities are struggling to address.

Fontana Police Chief Rodney Jones said the situation requires a concerted effort.

Realignment law jeopardizes victim compensation
GILLIAN FLACCUS Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif.—The California law that eases prison overcrowding by shifting responsibility for thousands of lower-level felons to county jails has made it much harder for certain crime victims to collect restitution from inmates.

The state's 33 adult prisons have a seamless system for siphoning 50 percent of the money out of an inmate's prison account—money earned from a prison job or deposited by friends and family—to pay victims for their losses.