Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Day in the Life of a Correctional Case Records Analyst for DAPO
Inmate discharge: not one day early, not one day late
Dana Simas, Public Information Officer

After making sure an offender is released from state prison “not one day early and not one day late,” the job of the Correctional Case Records Analyst (CCRA) isn’t over.

Offenders who are released to parole for post-release monitoring also have specific review and discharge dates, as well as conditions of parole that must be maintained.


California inmates protest solitary confinement by refusing food

Sharon Bernstein, Reuters

LOS ANGELES, July 9 (Reuters) - About 29,000 California prison inmates refused meals on Tuesday to protest what prisoner advocates say are inhumane conditions in the state's highest-security lockups, where inmates are housed in isolated cells for up to 23 hours per day.

Calif. Officials Respond To Female Inmate Sterilization Claims
Dina Kupfer, News10

SACRAMENTO, CA - State officials are responding to claims that doctors forced female inmates to undergo surgery that would make them sterile.

Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized 148 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, as first reported by The Center for Investigative Reporting.


Plans to expand California Institution for Men in Chino are scrapped
Canan Tasci, San Bernardino Sun

CHINO -- City officials have recently learned the California Institution for Men is not being considered for the placement of additional housing facilities for prisoners. 

CIM was one of several locations being reviewed by the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for construction of up to three, 792-bed Level II correctional housing facilities and related support buildings.

NORCO: Prison to resume feeding feral cats
Peter Fishetti, The Press Enterprise

In a policy shift, feral cats on the grounds of the Norco prison will again be fed, according to a memo from its warden.

Cynthia Tampkins, warden at California Rehabilitation Center, told staff in a Wednesday, July 3, memorandum that “effective immediately, we will reinstate an organized feeding process” for the cats.


Undersheriff, professor outline challenges and successes of state prison realignment
Barbara Arrigoni,

OROVILLE — During a talk on prison realignment Tuesday afternoon in Oroville, Butte County Undersheriff Kory Honea emphasized a misperception he sought to clear up.

"People in prisons are not being sent to Butte County," Honea said twice during a presentation at the Oroville library. "They lived here, were arrested here and prosecuted here for local crimes." 

North State Law Enforcement Make Felony Arrests of Two on Post Release Community Supervision

Between July 6 and July 8, The Paradise Police and the Tehama County Sheriff’s made felony arrests of two men on who were on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). In the two separate arrests, law enforcement cumulatively located roughly a pound of meth as well as felony possession of weapons and ammunition.


Web page provides info to former inmates
Dana Littlefield, U-T San Diego

SAN DIEGO — People who have been released from prison or jail have a new web-based resource for information that may help them transition back into the community, county officials announced Tuesday.

SEIU Local 1000 members overwhelmingly approve contract
Amy Gebert, The Sacramento Bee

Ninety percent of SEIU Local 1000 voters approved a new contract with Gov. Jerry Brown, the union announced late Tuesday.

The Legislature ratified the contract last week, and the union says it expects Brown to sign the deal on Wednesday. It includes a 4.5 percent pay raise for SEIU members by 2015. It also bans furloughs for the length of the contract period and increases travel and business reimbursements.

CCA Awarded Three-Year Contract Renewal With California

The Wall Street Journal

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - CCA (Corrections Corporation of America) (NYSE: CXW), America's largest owner of partnership correctional and detention facilities, announced today that it has renewed its contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for an additional three years. 

Sex video clears men accused of rape
Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee

The hookup got hot and wild, and one of the two men whipped out his cellphone to shoot a video of the room-to-room romp with the woman they'd just met that night.

The sex video may have been the only thing that saved the two from prison. 

Los Angeles County to challenge location of sexually violent predator's release

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday her office will challenge a Northern California judge's decision to release a sexually violent predator in Los Angeles County.

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown granted convicted serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart, 62, a conditional release from custody in May.

LA County jury deliberates for less than an hour, convicts man of burning a Catholic church

Associated Press

POMONA, California — Los Angeles County prosecutors say a man has been convicted of setting fire to a catholic church and causing more than $3 million in damage.

A jury deliberated for less than an hour Tuesday before convicting 35-year-old Gregory Shiga (SHEE-guh) of five separate counts including aggravated arson. He could get life in prison at his sentencing scheduled for July 19.


To California's cons: Don't do the crime if you can't do the time
Paul Whitefield, Los Angeles Times

OK, excuse me while I see how much sympathy I can work up for the inmates in California’s prisons.

Umm, yep, sorry -- not really feeling the love, guys.