Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


RIVERSIDE: Remembering Riverside County’s fallen law officers
Richard Brooks, The Press Enterprise

Sixty law officers have died in the line of duty throughout Riverside County since 1895, and each of them was remembered and honored at an annual ceremony by their families, friends and hundreds of active duty officers and retirees.

A select group of Yolo grads are helping society
The Daily Democrat

The Yolo Superior Court held a formal ceremony on Monday for graduates of the Court's Felony Probation Drug Court.

Judge Janet Gaard presided over the ceremony held in her chambers of the Yolo County Courthouse.

Instead of prison, felons get jail and rehab
Lynn Graebner, Healthycal.org

Larry Gardner was a drug dealer and user for 25 years. At age 41, incarcerated again after a long string of jail sentences, he’s ready to change — with help from a new program in Santa Cruz County called R.I.S.E. The program aims to help people like him improve their chances of success – and make it less likely that they’ll end up back in prison or jail.


Chico State Faculty Publishes Report on Sheriff’s AB 109 Program

An interdisciplinary team at the California State University, Chico, in partnership with Butte County officials found positive results in Butte County’s response to the shift of some felony offenders from state prisons to county jails. The state’s criminal justice realignment, triggered by Assembly Bill 109, began shifting the custody and supervision of low-level felons to the counties in October 2011.


I-Team obtains San Quentin crisis videos

Dan Noyes, ABC 7

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- We're about to give you a rare look at the tactics used by San Quentin State Prison guards in crisis situations -- an overwhelming show of force called "cell extraction teams". The I-Team's Dan Noyes has obtained internal videos from the prison.


Nearing a life sentence, Maurice Ainsworth sought new dishes
Jason Hoppin, The Santa Cruz Sentinel

SANTA CRUZ -- Three days before being sent off to prison for the rest of his life, Maurice Ainsworth Jr. was complaining about his tableware.

Ainsworth, 27, filed an April 22 claim against the county seeking $49,500 in damages for having to eat off a paper tray, leading to "un-desiered (sic) weight loss." He had earlier filed a libel claim against the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office staff over an alleged 11th-hour escape plot, which Ainsworth said was overblown.


Ex-Derek and the Dominos Drummer Jim Gordon Denied Parole for at Least Five More Years
ABC News Radio

One-time Derek and the Dominos drummer Jim Gordon, who’s been in prison since killing his mother in 1983, was denied parole last month and won’t be able to apply for it again until at least 2018.  According to Rolling Stone, a transcript from the hearing reveals that a California parole-board panel considers the 67-year-old musician “a danger to society if released from prison,” noting that he’s unwilling to take court-ordered medication.