Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

CA takes first step in appeal of prison population cap ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court
Julie Small, KPCC


California officials on Monday appealed a federal court’s decision to uphold a cap of the state’s prison population that must be met by the end of the year. 


To read more on this topic follow these links: 


http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_23234836/california-prison-battle-heading-u-s-supreme-court

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/37e3823e7efa45b59d212e118ab7f3c3/CA--California-Prisons


http://www.fresnobee.com/2013/05/13/3297753/calif-to-ask-us-high-court-to.html
 


REALIGNMENT

Back from the brink
Realignment has produced some horror stories. Dustin Cahoon is not one of them. He's taking full advantage of the chance to get on the straight and narrow.
Zachary K. Johnson, Recordnet.com


STOCKTON - Dustin Cahoon's days are as packed and ordered as the small room he shares at the New Directions drug treatment facility in Stockton.


Grand Jury Give Sheriff's High Marks for Managing Inmate Influx
The report details the San Diego County Sheriff's ability to deal with state prison realignment legislation Assembly Bill 109
Lemon Grove Patch

The Sheriff's Department is doing an "excellent" job of managing the increasing inmate population at San Diego County detention facilities due to a bill aimed at easing overcrowding at state prisons by sending low-level offenders to local jails, according to a grand jury report released today.

CALIFORNIA INMATES


$50,000 Prisoner Prescription: Inmates Get Expensive Hepatitis C Treatment

CBS 13  


SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — There’s a disease running rampant and the cost of treating it is astronomical.

Hepatitis C is one of the most common diseases and can carry a death sentence.


San Leandro mother convicted of murder in death of disabled daughter, 8

Natalie Neysa Alund, Bay Area News Group


HAYWARD -- A San Leandro mother has been convicted of second-degree murder in the death of her disabled 8-year-old child in what prosecutors say was a murder-suicide attempt at their home in 2011.


DEATH PENALTY

Exonerated Prisoners Are Winning the Fight Against the Death Penalty
“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.
David Love, The Nation

Earlier this month, I was at the State House in Annapolis when Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley made history, erasing a centuries-old practice with the stroke of the pen. On May 2, O’Malley signed a law repealing the death penalty, making it the eighteenth state to abolish capital punishment, and the sixth state in six years, after New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Illinois and Connecticut.

CDCR RELATED


Yolo's Felony Drug Court graduation planned
The Daily Democrat

The Yolo Superior Court will hold a court proceeding and formal ceremony on Monday, May 20, graduates of the Court's Felony Probation Drug Court.


Father stands by boy, 12, in sister's killing
Tracie Cone and Haven Daley and Kevin Valine, The Associated Press 


CALAVERAS COUNTY – The father of a 12-year-old boy arrested in the fatal stabbing of his 8-year-old sister said Monday he believes his son is innocent until he is shown evidence that proves otherwise.


Report finds 2 dozen sex offenders working as Calif. drug counselors due to lack of screening
Don Thompson, The Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, California — The investigative arm of the state Senate reported Monday that it found nearly two dozen registered sex offenders serving as substance abuse counselors in California, which lacks procedures to screen them out.

OPINION


What Keeps Jerry Brown Up at Night – The 3 F's in His Nightmares
Wonder what might haunt Gov. Jerry Brown? Our political columnist points to three key threats, one of which might hit the coast.
Colleen O’Connor, The Coronado Patch


Imagine Jerry Brown’s nightmares.


They can’t possibly be like the average citizen’s. Not about rising gas prices, paying the rent or mortgage on time, fearing a child’s illness, or even imaginary monsters under the bed.