Monday, May 13, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


North Kern state prison inmates serve community while serving time by fighting fires
North Kern prison inmates train as firefighters
23ABC News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -  Summer is near and fire season is here.

We've already had several fires this past week.

Which means we need all the help we can get.

Huntington Beach man sentenced to 50 years for killing father over fight to keep guns at home
The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, California — Orange County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for murdering his father after a dispute over keeping guns in their home.


Calif. struggles with experiment to shift inmates
Don Thompson, The Associated Press

In response to a federal court order, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed a novel approach through the Legislature two years ago to dramatically reduce California's prison population.


Recent corrections officer shooting brings officer safety to forefront
Beatriz E. Valenzuela, The San Bernardino Sun

A team of law-enforcement agents armed and wearing tactical gear enter the home of a gang member.

Cases Of Mysterious Valley Fever Rise In American Southwest

Rebecca Plevin, National Public Radio

When she was just 6, Emily Gorospe became very tired and sick. The spunky girl, now 8, developed a fever that wouldn't go away, and red blotches appeared across her body.

Infection Files: When Valley Fever strikes with fury
Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Fungal spores aloft. A sudden breath of air. Weeks later, a fever, a cough, flu-like aches.

Operation Clean Sweep in Salinas area garners 24 arrests
Allison Gatlin, The Californian

Local, state and federal authorities dipped into a pot of more than 150 fugitive violent offenders during a sweep this week that garnered 24 arrests in Monterey County, according to officials who spoke at a press conference Friday.

In brief: Brother arrested in girl’s stabbing

The Spokesman Review

VALLEY SPRINGS, Calif. – Authorities on Saturday arrested the 12-year-old brother of an 8-year-old girl who was mysteriously stabbed at her home in a rural Northern California community last month. 

Search for Miller escalates in Mattole Valley manhunt; Tour of the Unknown Coast sees loss in participation
Catherine Wong, The Times-Standard

As the Mattole Valley manhunt for triple homicide suspect Shane Miller entered its fourth day, more law enforcement officials joined the search even as authorities lifted checkpoints for hundreds of bicyclists in Saturday's 35th Annual Tour of the Unknown Coast.

Compassionate release review buoys old US inmates
Larry Neumeister, The Associated Press

NEW YORK – At age 88, John Rigas could be a poster child for inmates who might seek early release from prison because of the hazards of advanced aging.


Our Voice: Searching for a magic number

Gov. Brown deserves credit for increasing spending on health care in our prisons
The Desert Sun

Gov. Jerry Brown is doing the right thing by refusing to reduce the California prison population further despite threats of contempt from federal judges.