Thursday, May 16, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


California prisons showdown: inmates' lawyers seek contempt finding against governor
Howard Mintz, Mercury News

Gov. Jerry Brown and his top state prison official are about to find out how mad they've made the three federal judges overseeing California's overcrowded prison system.


Adelanto Detention Center Meets Demands of Realignment

Correctional News

ADELANTO, Calif. — Initially designed to add 896 beds, the expansion of the Adelanto Detention Center will include an additional 1,368 to meet the demands of the California realignment act.

Gov. Jerry Brown Attacks Carmen Trutanich For Flip-Flop On Prison Realignment

Gene Maddaus, LA Weekly

Gov. Jerry Brown has weighed in on the race for L.A. city attorney, recording a robocall attacking incumbent Carmen Trutanich for "misleading voters" on the issue of prison realignment.


No compassion
Stricken with terminal cancer, Robin Reid languishes in county jail
Kelly Davis, San Diego City Beat

Two weeks ago, on a Monday morning, Robin Reid’s doctor called. The breast cancer she’d been diagnosed with almost six years ago—that had already spread to her bones and liver—had metastasized to her brain. The tumor explained Reid’s recent headaches and memory loss. Treating it would require radiation therapy to hopefully zap the tumor.
At such news, most folks would turn to family or friends, or milk the Internet for details about the procedure and prognosis. But Reid had to go into jail.

Authorities scale back Mattole Valley manhunt; outside agencies leave area as search continues
Kaci Poor and Catherine Wong, The Times-Standard

The manhunt for triple murder suspect Shane Franklyn Miller was scaled back Wednesday night after a week-long search, authorities announced during a community meeting at Honeydew Elementary School. 

27 arrested in Stanislaus County gang sweep
Erin Tracy, The Modesto Bee

STANISLAUS COUNTY -- In an effort to curb gang violence, more than 100 peace officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies made their way around Stanislaus County on Wednesday on parole and probation sweeps. About 115 suspected gang members were the target of the sweep, which started at 10 a.m. and continued into the evening.

Feds nail South Side Montebello street gang and 'killer squad' clique
33 arrested, including six murder suspects, during two-year investigation
Brian Day, Whittier Daily News

MONTEBELLO -- A task force of local, state and federal officials Wednesday announced that a two-year investigation targeting Montebello gangs netted guns, drugs and 33 arrests, including six murder suspects.

Local GOP Lawmakers Aim To Keep Inmates Behind Bars
Republicans say their proposals announced Tuesday are needed to keep criminals off the street.
Toni McAllister, The Temecula Patch

California's Senate and Assembly Republicans proposed bills Tuesday to reverse what they say is a growing public safety threat caused by prison realignment, and several local politicians are on board.

SB District Attorney Touts Creation of Crimes Against Peace Officers Unit
Geno Tenorio, Redlands-Loma Linda Patch

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has announced the creation of a Crimes Against Peace Officers that will focus on investigating crimes against law-enforcement officials.