Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Buzzing with activity
Lights are on, fences electrified and work begins at inmate health facility
Kevin Parrish, The Stockton Record


STOCKTON - Six men, three from a state prison in Lancaster and three from a state prison in Salinas, arrived Monday at the California Health Care Facility.


The inmates were transferred in restraints, wearing either blue or orange jumpsuits and carefully guarded. They were headed for brightly lit, modern mental health housing units.


Dan Walters: Former California governors help Brown on prisons -- or do they?
Dan Walters, The Sacramento Bee 


California's four living former governors have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of current Gov. Jerry Brown's plea for relief from a court order to drop the state's prison population by nearly 10,000 more inmates.

REALIGNMENT


Hawaiian Gardens Crime Rate Posts Dramatic Drop
One-year and Five-year Part 1 crime statistics show increased safety, dispel perception
Brian Hews, Los Cerritos News


HAWAIIAN GARDENS, CA —The City of Hawaiian Gardens today announced serious crime has dropped approximately 50% in the past five years. The dramatic drop in Part 1 total crimes comes at a time when many people believed the challenging economy would cause an increase in criminal activity.


Realignment targets adults, but youth system also in flux
Samantha Gallegos, Capitol Weekly

While public attention has focused in recent years on startling changes in California’s prison system, the transformation of the youth correctional system has been even more dramatic.   

California board teams with non-partisan research group to measure realignments’ effects
Julie Small, KPCC


The state board in charge of tracking the effects of California's criminal justice realignment voted Monday to partner with the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California to get the job done.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

California prison officials to meet with advocates of striking inmates
Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times


This post has been updated. See the note below for details.

 
SACRAMENTO -- California prison officials have agreed to meet with advocates for inmates who are now in their third week of a statewide hunger strike. The discussions are to take place Tuesday in Sacramento.


Calif man sentenced for killing woman in scheme to seize laptop with credit data
The Associated Press


LONG BEACH, California — A Southern California man has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his role in the 2009 murder of woman to steal a laptop loaded with stolen credit data.

CDCR RELATED


State parole agent to get new hearing on reverse-discrimination claim

Daniel O’Leary, The Fresno Bee


A white parole agent who sued the state claiming he lost a promotion to a less qualified African-American parole agent because of race should have a second chance to prove his case, a state appeals court ruled.