Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Homes spared as wind-swept fire burns Petaluma pastureland
Sean Scully, The Press Democrat

A wind-swept fire burned about 19 acres of pastureland on the western outskirts of Petaluma on Monday, consuming several outbuildings but barely missing more than a dozen adjacent homes.

Calif. county donates ninth K-9 to state corrections department
Pink, the 1-year-old puppy, will now acclimate herself to her new handler
Andrew Lopez, Ventura County Star

PIRU, Calif. — Above all, Viking is obedient. The 5-year-old takes direction exceedingly well and work is the highlight of his day, his handler said.

Police to instruct parents on gang symbols, clothes
Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee

Parents can learn if their children are in gangs by attending a Rancho Cordova Police Department seminar Thursday.


Fewer Kids Being Jailed in California

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California is a national leader in reducing the number of juvenile offenders incarcerated in state and county lockups, according to a study advocacy groups released Tuesday.


California prison realignment bill funds jail programs to educate, train inmates
Nick Monacelli, News 10 – ABC

ELK GROVE, CA - It's been about a year and half since California Gov. Jerry Brown's realignment plan took effect. 

Imperial County amends Local Community Correction Plan
Alejandro Davilla, Imperial Valley Press

Services for state paroles brought under local supervision through realignment law will increase under the amended Local Community Correction Plan approved by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Assembly Bill 109, which came into effect in October 2011, mandates nonviolent, nonsexual and non-serious state inmates to return to supervision to their counties of arrest.

Probation chief wants to keep tabs on felons after jail terms end
Abby Sewell, The Los Angeles Times

A top Los Angeles County lawman wants judges to issue more “split sentences” so state felons being held in local jails under prison realignment must also serve a period of probation.


Psychologist working at Lancaster State Prison attacked by inmate

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Daily News — A psychologist working at California State Prison, Los Angeles County in Lancaster was injured during an attack by an inmate today, authorities said. 

California's prison crowding is growing, state report says

Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times

In the state's monthly progress report to federal judges, California acknowledges prison crowding has again begun to creep upward while Gov. Jerry Brown promises to seek legislative solutions "shortly."


UPDATE: Canyon Country: Standoff ends peacefully
Case handed off to parole officer
Jim Holt, Santa Clarita Valley Signal

A tense barricade situation in Canyon Country ended peacefully Tuesday following a five-hour standoff that resulted in the evacuation of some residents.

Sheriff's officials say parolee arrested after firebombing house near Sacramento
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California — Sacramento County sheriff's officials say a 50-year-old parolee has been arrested after tossing a firebomb into a house.


Editorial: Valley fever is too deadly for delays
The Sacramento Bee

Whatever crimes they committed, the inmates at two state prisons in the San Joaquin Valley weren't given death sentences. Yet state officials' sluggish response to a continuing outbreak of valley fever is putting prisoners at an unacceptable risk of serious illness, even death.