Thursday, April 4, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CDCR NEWS

A Day in the Life of a Community Resource Manager
Making a living by helping to give back
Dana Simas, Public Information Officer


Being a good neighbor is an important mission for any California prison, whether it’s smack-dab in the middle of a sprawling city or it’s a stone’s throw away from the California-Mexico border and miles from the nearest housing development.

CDCR RELATED


Explainer: What is the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas?
Holly Yan and Deborah Feyerick, CNN

(CNN) -- As investigators scramble to figure out who killed two Texas prosecutors, suspicions abound over whether the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas played a role.

Authorities have not officially linked the two slayings, nor do they know whether the white supremacist group ordered the attacks.

2 men charged in kidnapping of 10-year-old CA girl
Greg Risling, Associated Press


LOS ANGELES - (AP) -- A convicted felon planned to burglarize a San Fernando Valley home but ended up kidnapping a 10-year-old girl at knifepoint and sexually assaulting her after his partner in crime fled, authorities revealed Wednesday.

CALIFORNIA INMATES


Driver gets 8-plus years in prison for fatal Folsom crash
Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee


There was no shortage of tragedy Wednesday in Department 62 of the Sacramento Superior Court.

REALIGNMENT

Change to California’s Prison Realignment Law Focuses on Drug Dealers
Blake Bunch, IVN


California Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Sacramento) has introduced a bill that would send drug dealers to state prisons instead of county jails. The bill, introduced in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s prison realignment law, has support from Democrats throughout the state.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS


Report smacks Monterey County for sending more than its share of felons to prison.
Arvin Temkar, Monterey County Weekly

By sending more non-violent felons to prison than the state average, Monterey County isn’t doing as much as it could to help efforts for prison realignment, according to a new report.

 

PRISON CROWDING: Is the solution becoming “catch and release?
Richard Brooks, The Press Enterprise

For many years, warnings that California’s prisons and jails were badly overcrowded went unheeded.

Politicians didn’t want to be accused of coddling inmates. Taxpayers couldn’t afford to continue building and staffing more and more prisons.
 

California Prison Abuse Detailed In New Report
Don Thompson, Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California parole agent was accused of soliciting one of his parolees to kill another. Numerous corrections department employees allegedly had sex with inmates, including juveniles.