Monday, June 17, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


NEWSMAKERS -- Published June 17, 2013

The Stockton Record

…….Health facility feted by chamber

The Correctional Health Care Facility, a 1,722-bed prison-medical facility in the final stages of construction in southeast Stockton, received the Community Benefit Award for 2013 from the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce.


Judge considers barring 3,000 inmates from 2 Central Valley prisons because of airborne fungus
Don Thompson, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California — A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday is scheduled to consider whether an airborne fungus that occurs naturally in the San Joaquin Valley presents enough of a public health danger that thousands of vulnerable state prison inmates should be moved to other locations.


Barnidge: Prison realignment burdens bring new focus on rehabilitation

Tom Barnidge, Contra Costa Times

Because high-speed rail, water diversion and education funding have stolen the spotlight, it's been easy to overlook the 20-month-old work-in-progress that is California's prison realignment program.

This week in Realignment: June 14, 2013
Christopher Nelson,

Last week, we touted a study by Californians for Safety and Justice as giving a voice to one of the oft overlooked key stakeholders in public safety realignment: the victims of crime.

Crime is on the rise in the Inland Empire
Some officials cite prisoner realignment as factor
Beatriz E. Valenzuela and Gregg Cappis, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Crime in many Inland Empire cities - from Pomona to Redlands - has shot up in the last year, and some agencies say it's a result of California's Prison Realignment Plan.


Woman sentenced in Sacramento for arranged murder of husband

Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee

Shajia Ayobi apologized to her four teenage children Friday for the murder of their father, but she suggested she did what she did on their behalf, sort of as a pre-emptive strike.


West Sacramento man denied parole in fatal gang shooting
Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

A West Sacramento man serving time for his role in a 1999 gang murder will remain in prison for at least three more years.

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that the Board of Parole Hearing Commissioners on Tuesday denied parole to 32-year-old Ramiro Acevedo Jr. The hearing was held at the California State Prison in Soledad, where Acevedo is serving a sentence of 15 years to life.