Thursday, June 6, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CDCR NEWS

Day in the Life of a Disability Placement Program teacher
Helping those who may have fallen through the cracks
Dana Simas, Public Information Officer

Attaining a high school diploma or GED is hard enough for the average inmate, but imagine the difficulties facing an inmate who is blind, deaf or has a severe learning disability.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Leslie Van Houten, Charles Manson Follower Convicted In Tate-LaBianca Murders, Denied Parole For 20th Time
Linda Deutsch, Associated Press


*NOTE* Yesterday’s parole denial for inmate Leslie Van Houten was her 19th denial. 


CHINO, Calif. — A parole panel refused an emotional bid by former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten to release her from prison 44 years after she participated in a notorious set of murders.


Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole for 20th time
ABC 7 – Los Angeles


CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- Leslie Van Houten, the youngest Charles Manson follower convicted of murder, was denied parole Wednesday for the 20th time.
To read more on this topic please follow these links:

http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/06/05/Youngest-Manson-follower-has-20th-parole-hearing/9721370455449/?spt=fsb&or=ros

http://www.inquisitr.com/688721/youngest-manson-follower-up-for-parole-for-20th-time/

http://www.seattlepi.com/default/article/Youngest-Manson-follower-Van-Houten-denied-parole-4581753.php


CALIFORNIA INMATES


RIVERSIDE COUNTY: Inmates sent to fire camp training
Richard K. De Atley, The Press Enterprise

Riverside County is the first of the state’s counties to send jail inmates to join the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s fire camp program, which trains qualified prisoners to help in fighting wildfires.


Jury delivers mixed verdicts in Valley High basketball player's murder case
Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee

Assigned to pass judgment on a gang, the jury in the G-Mobb/Guttah Boys murder trial sifted through the evidence and returned individualized verdicts Wednesday against the four defendants charged in the case. 


Driver in fatal hit-run faces maximum 8 years in prison
Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee

It'll be eight years at the most for Steven Robert Hernandez Jr. when he is sentenced later this month for taking off after he ran over two people and killed one of them last year on Winding Way.


Kern County jury finds inmates guilty of murdering fellow inmate
BakersfieldNow.com 


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Kern County jury found two inmates guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of a fellow inmate.

Travis Frazier and Kenneth Nowlin stabbed 20-year-old Evan Broderick to death in 2009 in a yard at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi.

REALIGNMENT

Corrections program invites community to weigh in on realignment budget
For the first time, Sacramento’s Community Corrections Partnership solicits input for how to spend $35 million
Raheem F. Hosseini, Sacramento News and Review

Realignment realigned 


Two years and roughly $50 million later, a Sacramento County partnership with the word “community” in its name is finally asking for community input.

CDCR RELATED


Lake Elsinore, Wildomar Supervisor Proposes Takeover of Norco Prison for County Jailing Purposes
Supervisor Kevin Jeffries asked the board of supervisors Tuesday to look into the possible acquisition of the Norco prison when the state shuts it down to help address jail overcrowding issues in Riverside County.
Renee Schiavone, LakeElsinore-Wildomar Patch

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday endorsed a policy to expedite -- whenever and wherever possible -- the expansion of county jail facilities to prevent large numbers of inmates from being returned to the streets because there's not enough space for them.  But while most of the board was proposing expansions closer to home, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar's supervisor came up with another idea.

Jail not expanding
$70M in operating costs among reasons behind supervisors' vote
Zachary K. Johnson, Recordnet.com

STOCKTON - County officials pulled the plug on plans to expand the crowded San Joaquin County Jail, turning down $80 million in state funds and shifting away from a years-long push to tackle the county's crime problems by building a bigger jail.

OPINION

Justices Thwart the Voters’ Will

Mountain News


If they’ve heard about it, 6,460,264 California residents may be outraged by a story that broke last Thursday. It described how California’s 1st District Court of Appeals had issued a ruling that could prevent capital punishment in California for the foreseeable future.