Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Living the Green Life – Behind Bars
Juan Haines, Earth Island Journal

California’s San Quentin State Prison is a tough place to live. The prison’s North Block is home to 700-plus men who have been convicted of a range of offenses – from petty theft to brutal murder. Throughout the day the block hums with activity like a beehive. The men kill time by playing cards, chess, and dominos. Each morning the buzzing begins once again with a beeline of men headed to the chow hall. The routine never wanders – day by day, week by week, eons of the same.


Facility bustling as it prepares for first inmates

Reed Fujii,

STOCKTON - The state's newest prison, the $900 million California Health Care Facility, is quickly nearing completion in southeast Stockton

San Joaquin prison hospital nearly done, still hiring
J.N. Sbranti, The Modesto Bee

SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY -- The massive prison hospital in southern San Joaquin County is almost complete, its staff is being hired and the first of its inmates will arrive in early July.
The California Health Care Facility, Stockton, cost $900 million to build and is expected to eventually employ 2,400 people.


RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Agencies line up for realignment funds

Richard K De Atley, Press Enterprise

The joint Riverside County agency that oversees local spending on state prison realignment issues got its budget proposals for the next fiscal year on Tuesday, June 11.


What triggers raises in CA state worker union contract?
First there were "trigger cuts." Now, trigger raises.
Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee

The tentative agreement reached between Gov. Jerry Brown and SEIU Local 1000 features a deferred raise of 4.5 percent over three years, but it's timing depends on the state's financial health. The agreement requires approval by the union's members before it takes effect.

How ex-bad boy Danny Trejo became a Hollywood hero
Tony Castro,

Danny Trejo’s pre-Hollywood days’ resume doesn’t read like the typical actor’s curriculum vitae: Folsom, Soledad, and San Quentin.

Those aren’t acting schools. They’re prisons in California.