Friday, May 3, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips - Special Edition

CDCR NEWS

Statement from CDCR Secretary Beard


SACRAMENTO – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Secretary Jeff Beard issued the following statement today regarding the correctional officer who was the victim of an attempted homicide in Colton last night.


Off-duty correctional officer in critical condition after shooting
Kate Mather, The Los Angeles Times


A 52-year-old correctional officer was in critical condition Friday after he was shot at a gas station in Colton, officials said.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS


Prisons chief Calls Court-Ordered Plan 'Unnecessary And Unsafe'
Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee

California Corrections Secretary Jeff Beard said today the plan for inmate population reduction that he was forced to submit to a three-judge court Thursday is "unnecessary and unsafe."


State prisons chief calls plan to reduce crowding 'ugly'

Chris Megerian, The Los Angeles Times


SACRAMENTO -- Jeffrey Beard, secretary for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said the court-ordered plan filed by the Brown administration Thursday night to reduce prison crowding would force the state to take measures he and other officials do not support while still failing to meet the population cap demanded by federal judges.


California prison crowding plan falls short of court order, sparks concern over early releases
Don Thompson, Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, California — Underlying California's attempts to meet a federal court order for reducing its prison population is an unsettling question: Will the public be in greater danger as a result?


California files court-ordered prison plan; critics blast it
State expects to end up before Supreme Court “Further population reduction is not needed”
Central Valley Business Times

California has grudgingly submitted to federal courts a new plan on how to reduce prison overcrowding and correct other problems.


Steinberg Doesn't See Senate Passing Brown's CA Prison Plan
Torey Van Oot, The Sacramento Bee/Capitol Alert

The plan for reducing California prison population that Gov. Jerry Brown's administration proposed in response to a court order doesn't have fans in the Legislature so far. 


Advocates For CA Inmate Rights Blast Jerry Brown's Prison Plan
Torey Van Oot, The Sacramento Bee

Groups that advocate for inmates' rights and against the expansion of the prison system railed Friday against Gov. Jerry Brown's latest plan to reduce the state's prison population, saying the governor is resorting to "fear mongering" instead of pursuing changes that will lead to fewer people being incarcerated in the state.

State Files Court-Ordered Plan To Reduce Prison Population
Bay City News


Gov. Jerry Brown and state prison officials have reluctantly filed a plan in federal court in San Francisco to reduce California’s prison population by 9,300 inmates by using alternate facilities, leased space in county jails and out-of-state prisons.


Brown's plan to reduce prison overcrowding falls short of court's order
Timm Herdt, Ventura County Star

SACRAMENTO — A defiant Gov. Jerry Brown has submitted to three federal judges a plan to reduce overcrowding in California’s prisons that falls short of the goal they demanded and rejects most of their suggestions on ways to meet that goal. 


Prison chief: Plan to reduce state’s inmate population 'ugly'

Plan falls short of federal court order
Mike Leury, KCRA News


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —California prison officials on Friday released details of their controversial plan to lower the number of inmates behind bars -- and even they don't like it.