Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


CAL FIRE Camp Crews provide valuable service to the Community
Highland Community News

San Bernardino - For 67 years, CAL FIRE and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation have been operating Conservation Camps utilizing incarcerated men and women to fight fire and help protect the citizens their property and the resources of California.  The Conservation Camp program began in 1946 when the Rainbow Conservation Camp was established in San Diego County.  CAL FIRE is currently authorized to operate 196 fire crews year-round.

Supporters of California Prison Hunger Strikers Petition Governor
Max Pringle, Capital Public Radio

Supporters of California prisoners on a weeks-long hunger strike against the prison system’s gang isolation program are urging Governor Jerry Brown to end practices they say are inhumane.


10 officers on leave after Friday shootout in Salinas
Allison Gatlin, The Salinas Californian

Ten law enforcement officers — including eight from the Salinas Police Department — are on leave after they were involved in a firefight Friday with a 30-year-old Salinas man who died of his wounds, police Cmdr. Vince Maiorana said Monday.


A California crime wave? Or anomaly?
Inland Daily Bulletin

The ongoing push and pull over California's so-called prison realignment program has been an abstract political battle among federal, state and local officials.
For the public, the realignment debate -- which is the political term for the shift of inmates out of state prisons and into county jails, or to their freedom -- is more a concern about thugs getting sprung from prison early.


The Sting of Juvenile Detention
David Maass, The Crime Report

When young people held in San Diego County’s juvenile hall are disciplined with pepper spray, guards at the Kearny Mesa Juvenile Detention Facility ask afterwards if they want a shower.The best response, says former youth offender Ian Arellano, is “no.”

Water reactivates the sting—which then washes down your body, he explains. Instead of affecting just your arms or face, suddenly every pore burns.

FBI-led crackdown on child sex trafficking rescues 12 children in SF Bay Area, most in nation

The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI says 12 child prostitutes have been rescued and 21 alleged pimps were arrested in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of a nationwide crackdown on child sex trafficking.

Looking At A Half-Decade Of Private Prison Growth In Oklahoma
Oklahoma Watch and Shaun Hittle, KGOU

At the July Oklahoma Department of Corrections board meeting, officials announced the approval of moving 310 more Oklahoma inmates to the Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private prison in Cushing.

The move was just the latest in a recent shift of state inmates to three private prisons in Oklahoma. Since July 2008, the number of Oklahoma inmates in private prisons has grown by 32 percent, from 4,264 to 5,625 in July 2013.

South Sacramento woman gets 10 years for fatal shooting
Andy Furillo, The Sacramento Bee

A shooting death on drug-troubled Loucreta Drive resulted Tuesday in a 10-year sentence for the woman who pulled the trigger.

Andreawanna Giavonniel Clemmons, 21, drew the term as a result of her no-contest plea to voluntary manslaughter in the 3:10 a.m. July 18, 2012, killing of Lisa Bisher, 38.

Orange County hockey mom sentenced to 16 months in prison for molesting son's teen friends

The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, California — An Orange County hockey mom who sexually assaulted her son's teenage friends has been sentenced to 16 months in prison.
City News Service says 45-year-old Kathia Davis was sentenced Tuesday. The divorced mother of three was arrested in September.