Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Meeting the Challenge: San Bernardino County Takes On AB 109

Crime doesn’t pay — it costs. Anyone who has ever been a crime victim can tell you that, but so can county sheriffs and probation chiefs who are responsible for keeping track of many of the people who commit crimes in California. They will tell you that it is far more expensive to keep someone in jail than it is to supervise them in the community. The corollary to that is it is far less expensive to help someone so they don’t break the law again, than it is to have to put them back in jail if they do. And if they aren’t committing more crimes, they aren’t creating anymore victims either.


RivCo Inmates Headed to Fire Camp
After their training, the inmates will be shipped back to local Riverside County fire camps whenever possible.
Tonic McAllister, Palm Desert Patch

Twenty inmates sitting in Riverside County jails have qualified to participate in a state fire camp program, a law enforcement official announced Tuesday.

Written apology by convicted killer John Gardner drawing outrage

'Lost Girls' signed by Gardner being investigated
Itica Milanes, ABC News 10

SAN DIEGO - A San Diego-based auction site Wednesday was selling for $275 a copy of a true crime book inscribed by imprisoned rapist and murderer John Albert Gardner III, sparking outrage from at least one of his young victim's mother.

Plea Deal Reached for Former Nurse Accused of Sexually Battering Patients
Paul Robert Simon, 53, of Murrieta was sentenced to two years in prison in connection with the case involving two female patients at Rancho Springs Medical Center.
Maggie Avants, Murrieta Patch

A former nurse for Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta accused of sexually battering two female patients will serve two years in prison as a result of a plea agreement reached in the case.

Police: DNA links inmate serving time for Walnut Creek sex assault to 2010 case
Rick Hurd, Contra Costa Times

A Walnut Creek man convicted of attempting to rape a Las Lomas High School teacher at a park in June 2012 has been linked to a sexual assault that happened in the city almost three years ago, police said.

Convicted Alameda County rapist a suspect in Southern California prison death
Katie Nelson, Oakland Tribune

LOS ANGELES COUNTY -- A man convicted of rape in Alameda County is now a suspect in an fellow inmate's beating death, prison officials announced Tuesday.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of 48-year-old Victor Jones, an inmate at California State Prison, Los Angeles County after he was found unresponsive in a housing unit day room floor on Friday, according to a news release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


Leslie Van Houten, Charles Manson Follower Convicted In Tate-LaBianca Murders, Faces Parole Hearing
Linda Deutsch, Associated Press

CHINO, Calif. -- She was the youngest Charles Manson follower convicted in the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders – a girl of 19 who seemed the one most likely to win parole one day.

Bodega Bay killer granted parole
Kerry Benefield, The Press Democrat

A state hearing board has granted parole for Clifford Lee Bair, who is serving 27 years to life for the 1984 murder of an elderly Bodega Bay woman.

Bair, 68, has served 30 years of his 27-years to life sentence for the murder of Theresa “Tress” Aiken, who was known as the “Mother of Bodega Bay.”


Grand jury: Delta Camp isn't secure
Catherine Bowen Mihs, The Vacaville Reporter

A inquiry into the management of Delta Conservation Camp by the Solano County grand jury raised red flags concerning safety and security at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation-run fire camp, according to a recent report.


Violent crime rates up in Costa Mesa

Jeremiah Dobruck, Daily Pilot

The number of violent crimes in Costa Mesa increased by almost 10% last year on top of a boost in property crimes that was common among large Orange County cities, according to statistics the FBI released this week.

Bakersfield police chief: More officers and staff needed

BAKERSFIELD, CA -Bakersfield Police Chief Greg Williamson said his department needs more officers to help handle an increasing crime rate. It's a $1.3 million investment, but the department said it's necessary to keep our streets safe.