Friday, May 3, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CDCR NEWS

Off-Duty Officer Reportedly Shot In The Head While Pumping Gas In Colton

CBS Los Angeles


COLTON (CBSLA.com) — An 0ff-duty officer was shot in the head Thursday evening while pumping gas in Colton, according to witnesses.


California Files Court-Ordered Prison Plan, Vows Supreme Court Appeal

Sierra Sun Times

May 2, 2013 - SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) today submitted a court-ordered list of prison reduction measures, under protest, warning that public safety could be jeopardized and progress under realignment seriously undermined.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS


Brown says more prison releases require Legislature to act

Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Brown administration told a federal court Thursday night that to further reduce inmate prison population the Legislature would have to agree to dramatically restructure the laws governing California's corrections system.


California to say how it will cut prison crowding

Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is housing thousands of inmates out of state and sentencing thousands more to county jails instead of prison, but the draw-down in population is still not enough for the federal courts.


Concerns expressed on plan to ease prison overcrowding

Christina Villacorte, San Bernardino Sun


Threatened with contempt charges, Gov. Jerry Brown late Thursday was expected to submit a plan for further easing the unconstitutional overcrowding at state prisons as mandated by the U.S. Supreme Court.


UPDATE: State files court-ordered plan to reduce prison population
Julie Small, KPCC


California will seek to reduce inmates' sentences while increasing its use of private prisons to meet a court-ordered population cap by the end of the year, under a plan Gov. Jerry Brown filed late Thursday.

CALIFORNIA INMATES


'3 Strikes' law varies by county
Paul Elias, The Daily Democrat

Majorities in every California county voted last fall to scale back the state's Three Strikes law so thousands of inmates serving life sentences for relatively minor third offenses would have the chance to be set free.

Solitary confinement inmates seek class-action status

Paige St. John, The Los Angeles Times


Inmates at California's highest security prison Thursday filed for class-action status, seeking to broaden their 3-year-old federal lawsuit alleging the state's segregation policies equate to cruel and inhumane treatment.


Some Inmates to Be Moved Out of Valley Fever Hot Spots
Rachel Cook and Rebecca Plevin, Voice of OC


This week after a federal receiver ordered two state prisons to exclude inmates especially vulnerable to valley fever, experts hailed the directive as a step toward addressing an alarming public health problem.

REALIGNMENT


Probation arms more of its officers to cope with realignment

Christina Villacorte, San Bernardino Sun


Deputy Probation Officer 2 Angel Gonzalez put his hand on his gun as the rest of his team prepared to knock on the door of an East Los Angeles gang member recently released from state prison.

CDCR RELATED

New sheriff's deputy in town - w/video
Jaclyn Randall, Palo Verde Valley Times & Quartzsite Times

BLYTHE - Deputy Chico is brand new to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department-Colorado River Station. He has been on active duty for less than a month, yet in that time he has helped bring down criminals and found drugs in vehicles. More impressive is that Deputy Chico is just two years old and from Belgium. 


Calaveras County Jail to Open This Summer
Correctional News


SAN ANDREAS, Calif.— On track for a summer 2013 opening, the new 160-bed Calaveras County Jail will replace the outdated and overcrowded current facility with a modern and efficient design.


Senate approves bill allowing prosecutors to charge drug offense as misdemeanors, not felonies
The Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, California — The state Senate has approved a bill that would allow county prosecutors to charge lower-level, non-violent drug offenses as misdemeanors instead of felonies.