Friday, May 17, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


A Day in the Life of a Camp Commander

A job with many hats
Dana Simas, Public Information Officer

Among California’s 44 conservation camps are the Camp Commanders who are responsible for the day-to-day needs and supervision of inmates in sometimes remote locations without perimeter fences.


Corrections dept. study finds no spike in parolee arrests under Calif. prison realignment law

Don Thompson, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California — Corrections department researchers have found no spike in arrests of parolees since responsibility for many ex-convicts shifted to local authorities under the state's prison realignment law, according to a study released Thursday.

New Study Gives Snapshot of Realignment Results
Katie Orr, Valley Public Radio

The California Corrections and Rehabilitation Department offered a glimpse today of how realignment is working. The program diverts low-level offenders to county jails in an effort to reduce state prison overcrowding.

Study Gives Glimpse of How Realignment is Working

After about a year and a half in place, California’s policy of prison realignment is still controversial. But today the Corrections Department offered a glimpse of how it’s working.
Capital Public Radio

Take two groups of inmates who've been released from prison and track how they behave for a year. That's what the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation did for a new study on realignment. The policy diverts low-level offenders to county jails to help reduce prison overcrowding.

Mike Feuer, Carmen Trutanich clash over prison realignment

Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News

In their last joint appearance before Tuesday's election, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich and former Assemblyman Mike Feuer clashed Thursday over legislation aimed at reducing the state's prison population.

Maldonado: Bid for governor likely
Prison realignment program criticized at press conference
Niki Cervantes,

Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado will likely make a run for governor in 2014, he said Thursday, as he unveiled a campaign to repeal AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment Act aimed at reducing the state prison population by turning responsibility for some prisoners over to counties.


California Gov. Jerry Brown promises prison legislation
Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times

California Gov. Jerry Brown's prison policy is forcing a split personality with federal courts.
Brown on Tuesday repeated his insistence he will take no move to further reduce prison crowding unless ordered (again) to do so, and he included no money for prison leases and other proposals in his 2013-14 state budget.


California Inmate Wounds 2 Guards With Sharpened Toothbrush
CBS Sacramento

SAN LUIS OBISPO (AP) – Prison officials say an inmate at California Men’s Colony attacked two guards with a toothbrush sharpened into a knife, leaving them with head and neck wounds.

Suspect in Death of Inmate in Bakersfield is Convict Involved in San Diego Case
San Diego 6

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An inmate was found slain Thursday at a state penitentiary northwest of Bakersfield, and his cellmate, who received a life sentence in a San Diego-area criminal case more than 15 years ago, was named as the suspected killer. 

Judge denies first Butte County appeal under new three-strikes law
Ryan Olson,

OROVILLE — A judge has denied a defendant's appeal to be resentenced under the state's revised three-strikes law.


California state worker unions lose ruling on loss of holidays
Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee

A Sacramento appellate court ruled Thursday that state workers covered by expired job contracts were not exempt from the state's elimination of two paid holidays.

Advocates Use Their Feet to Spread Peace Message
Nancy Martinez, EGP News

About 400 people took part last Saturday in an annual march that has for the last six years attempted to unite people in Northeast Los Angeles in the fight to end violence.

17 News special report: The new Lerdo


BAKERSFIELD, CA - Our county jail used to house low level offenders, like drunk drivers, petty thieves and those awaiting trial. But since prison realignment, deputies said it's more like a state prison. With more violence and more gang members, deputies say it's a whole new world at Lerdo.