Monday, June 10, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Calif. acting program allows inmates to open up emotionally
Organizers believe this rehabilitation would encourage them to express themselves, explore emotions through acting exercises
Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — They milled around the room aimlessly, their faces painted — some ghost white, others in different colors like a tribal mask — and they followed the instructions: They glided when they were told to walk as if they were filled with air, then slowed to a deliberate shuffle when told to act like they'd been shackled.

Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez dies
Linda Deutsch and Don Thompson, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Richard Ramirez, the demonic serial killer known as the Night Stalker who left satanic signs at murder scenes and mutilated victims' bodies during a reign of terror in the 1980s, died early Friday in a hospital, a prison official said.

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Three receive life sentences for murder
Resolutions have been reached with a total of eight defendants charged in the killing
Samantha Scroggins, Santa Maria Times

Three Lompoc men, two of them teenagers, were given life prison sentences Thursday in a Santa Maria courtroom for their roles in the January 2010 murder of Isidro Madera.

Fate of convicted killer Kevin Cooper unresolved

Lori Fowler, Inland Valley Bulletin

It's been 30 years since three members of the Ryen family and a young neighbor were brutally murdered -- hacked to death -- inside their home in an area that is now Chino Hills.


Initiative supporters want to bring California death penalty back to life

Neil Nisperos,

Frustrated by a recent appeals court ruling that invalidates the state's lethal injection procedures, supporters of the death penalty in California plan to launch a campaign to bring the suspended system back to life.


NORCO: Prison ridding grounds of feral cats

Peter Fischetti, Press Enterprise

Mistreatment is a common complaint at prisons, but at California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, the alleged target is not the inmates.