Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Judge considers barring 3,000 inmates from 2 California prisons because of airborne fungus
Mihir Zaveri and Don Thompson, Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawyer representing inmates at two California state prisons told a federal judge Monday that an airborne fungus occurring in the San Joaquin Valley presents the deadly threat of valley fever and that thousands should be transferred immediately.

Valley Fever May Lead to Transfer of Thousands Of California Inmates, Delays Show A 'Callous Disregard For Patient Health And Safety'
Rebekah Marcarelli, Headlines and Global News

A San Francisco federal Judge is considering moving thousands of state prison inmates to other locations in order to protect them from an airborne fungus.

Plan for new prison detailed at briefing
Allison Sampite-Montecalvo, U-T San Diego

*Note: The 792-bed construction will be a housing facility on the same property as R.J. Donovan State Prison. It is not a new prison.*

SOUTH COUNTY — A new prison for nonviolent offenders proposed for Otay Mesa would have 792 beds and may be built near the state’s R.J. Donovan Correctional Facility, officials said at a briefing Monday.


'Get On The Bus' Program Reunites Inmates with their Children for Father's Day

Cassandra Arsenault, Central Coast News

SOLEDAD, Calif.- A lot of kids are celebrating their Father's this weekend in light of Father's Day, but some are not as lucky. Sixty percent of parents in state prison are over 100 miles from their loved ones, and the distance and expense prevents many children from seeing their parents. However a program called "Get On the Bus" is helping to change that. 

Cancer killed Calif. serial killer Richard Ramirez
Don Thompson, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A form of cancer killed the serial killer known as the Night Stalker who terrorized Southern California in the mid-1980s, coroner's officials said Monday.


Bakersfield parolee, sex offender with alias wanted for violating parole

Man known to frequent Ventura, Las Vegas
23 ABC – Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is asking the public’s assistance in locating Ronald Buckenberger.

High risk registered sex offender parolee at large
Tehachapi News

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is asking the public’s assistance in locating Eryc Sutton. Sutton is a parolee at large and high risk registered sex offender. He was released from the Lerdo Detention Facility on Thursday, June 13, and failed to report to his parole officer. He has a prior conviction for child molestation. His last known address is 8047 California City Blvd. #26, California City.


California finance director will decide when state raises kick in
Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee

State workers, welcome to the back of the line.
The tentative agreement covering 95,000 state employees represented by SEIU Local 1000 includes a 4.5 percent raise spread over two years starting in mid-2014.

California bill requires reports on moonlighting state workers
Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee

Among the mountain of budget-related measures lawmakers approved last week, two paragraphs in the voluminous Assembly Bill 76 call for greater scrutiny of "additional appointments" and the policy that fueled them.

Man who killed his mother recommended for release to Sacramento facility
Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee

A man who stabbed and bludgeoned his mother to death nine years ago has been recommended for placement in a community group home by a state-contracted agency.


Dan Morain: Patient dumping comes in all forms
Dan Morain, The Sacramento Bee

After determining that Paul Weston was neither a danger to himself nor gravely mentally disabled, Sacramento County jailers released him at 11:13 p.m. Weston started walking.

Drummond: San Quentin parolee faces changed world after his release
Tammerlind Drummond, The Oakland Tribune

When Gary "Malachi" Scott, then 16, was sentenced to 15 years to life for second-degree murder, there was no Facebook. No iPhones. People still bought much of their music on CDs and got their news from print. There had never been a black president of the United States. The twin towers at the World Trade Center in New York City were still standing.