Thursday, May 23, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Millions meant for California crime victims goes unpaid

Dan Noyes, ABC 7

If you've been a victim of a crime, the state of California might be looking for you. It may have some of your money. A lack of communication is causing a delay in victim restitution.

Virtual Jail Provides More Bed Space At Local Level By Rehabilitating Low Level Inmates
Realignment Funds Backing Rehab For Short Timers
Mike Hart, ABC23

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern County Sheriff's Department is reviewing a program, born in the days following the implementation of AB 109, that aims to curb the cycle of crime in the prison system.

Can police investigate their own? Some want citizen oversight of police
Jose Gaspar, Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.-- The death of 33-year-old David Silva while in custody of the Kern County Sheriff's Department raises a question that's been asked numerous times of law enforcement in Kern County.

Drug czar report shows most Sacramento inmates test positive for drugs

Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee

The nation's drug czar on Thursday released study results showing that 78 percent of adult males arrested in Sacramento County tested positive for at least one illegal drug.


Inmate crews gear up for California fire season

Julie Zeeb, Red Bluff Daily News

CalFire inmate fire crews from Salt Creek and Devils Garden were two of 47 crews from across California Wednesday to be evaluated over a three-day period at the Ishi Preparedness Exercise.

Ex-Estate Financial vice president is out of prison, done with probation

Joshua Yaguda, convicted of defrauding investors of more than $300 million, served only three years of an 8-year term; his mother is also expected to get out of prison early
AnnMarie Cornejo, The San Luis Obispo Tribune

The former vice president of the defunct Estate Financial, Joshua Yaguda, who with his mother was sentenced to prison after defrauding investors of more than $300 million, has completed his prison term and subsequent probation.


Kern County crime rate continues to rise, more funding coming


BAKERSFIELD, CA - Kern County is planning to pour more money into agencies dealing with the effects of prison realignment, namely the courts. This comes as Kern County public defenders and prosecutors handle thousands more cases, they say, because of the implementation of AB 109.


State's prison overseer blasts CA officials for stalling reforms
Julie Small, KPCC

The federal receiver in charge of medical care in California’s 33 prisons says state officials have dug in and are resisting mandated reforms.  

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A prolonged stay: The reasons behind the slow pace of executions
Raymond Bonner, Moneylife

Opponents of the death penalty have hit upon an effective tactic: Learn who is making the lethal drugs used in executions and publicly shame them. Now, death penalty states are fighting to make the names of the drugs a state secret

States that impose the death penalty have been facing a crisis in recent years: They are short on the drugs used in executions.