Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Calipatria State Prison's Institution Athletic Organization a 'win-win'

Chelcey Adami, Imperial Valley Press

CALIPATRIA — In many ways, sports can be the great equalizer that allows people to just be fellow athletes with each other, but at Calipatria State Prison, sports are much more.

The prison’s Institution Athletic Organization began in 2003 at the behest of inmates looking for more activities.

2 inmates die in separate Calif. prison incidents
Don Thompson, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — One inmate died and two others were seriously injured in a fight Monday that involved about 40 inmates at a state prison in the San Joaquin Valley, corrections officials said.

Judge sentences Calif. job applicant killer to life in prison without possibility of parole
Associated Press

OAKLAND, California — An Oakland man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for the fatal shooting of a Virginia man who was visiting the San Francisco Bay area for a job interview at Google Inc.

Fremont man gets 16 years to life prison sentence in fatal stabbing of Newark HS football star

Associated Press

OAKLAND, California — A 19-year-old man has been sent to prison for the gang-related fatal stabbing of a Northern California high school football player.

Orange County man gets life sentence for beating lover to death, stealing his car, TV
Associated Press

SANTA ANA, California — Orange County prosecutors say a man convicted of beating his lover to death with a rock decorated with religious symbols has been sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.


Judge says witnesses, evidence disagree in inmate beating case

Jon Ortiz, Sacramento Bee

The investigation concluded that five prison guards pinned down, kicked and stomped a handcuffed inmate so violently that one nearby onlooker wept, closed her eyes and began to pray.


Riverside County supervisors push proposal to expand capacity of jails

The Desert Sun

RIVERSIDE — Plans to expand Riverside County jail facilities to reduce the number of inmates being returned to the streets because there’s not enough space in lockups will be on the Board of Supervisors’ agenda Tuesday.

Court Says Prison Can't Confiscate Erotic Werewolf Novel

Scott Graham, The Recorder

SAN FRANCISCO — Bringing a scholarly take to trashy literature, the First District Court of Appeal ruled Friday that state prison officials can't stop an inmate from reading an erotic romance novel built around human-werewolf relationships.