Thursday, August 1, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Tehama County grand jury: Ishi Camp A-OK
Andre Byik, Red Bluff Daily News

The 2012-13 Tehama County grand jury in its annual report lauded the operation of the CalFire Ishi Conservation Camp, which houses inmate crews that aid in fire suppression.

The grand jury found that the fire camp in Paynes Creek in northeast Tehama County is operated in an "exemplary manner," inmates are properly trained, certified and vetted prior to participation in the program, and that the camp is meeting its goals to improve the employability of inmates and reduce recidivism while enhancing public safety.


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Attorneys seek limited isolation for mentally ill inmates
Julie Small, KPCC

The California Health Care Facility in Stockton (seen here under construction) will soon be open and is expected to house some mentally ill inmates currently kept in prison isolation units.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE


Registered sex offender at large
The Bakersfield Californian


The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is asking the public's help in locating Douglas Horton, a parolee at large and registered sex offender.
Horton is on parole for reckless evading of a peace officer. He has a prior conviction for annoying or molesting children.

REALIGNMENT

El Dorado County probation department takes more space
Ben van der Meer, Sacramento Business Journal


New programs under state realignment have pushed El Dorado County’s probation department to lease about 4,000 square feet of new space in Shingle Springs.

CDCR RELATED

Gang sweep nets eight arrests
The Porterville Recorder

Detectives with the Porterville Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit, with the assistance of the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Gang Unit, Tulare County Probation Department and agents with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, conducted a citywide gang suppression detail Friday specifically targeting known areas where gang members frequent.

Ied Murder Sentences Delivered
Eastside Gang Members Face 15 Years to Life
Tyler Hayden, The Santa Barbara Independent


“I’ve handed down sentences like this for the last 10 years, and I’m still at a loss for why this continues to happen,” Judge Brian Hill said Tuesday as he ordered two Santa Barbara gang members to prison for 15 years to life. “We’re losing part of a generation of young Latino males.”
 

UC Irvine professor whose emails detail school massacre plot set to be sentenced for arsons
The Associated Press


SANTA ANA, California — A Southern California professor whose private emails described a plot to attack students and administrators at his late son's high school is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for setting a series of fires after the boy committed suicide.
 

OC man sentenced to 6 years for taking dead father's social security checks
The Associated Press


SANTA ANA, California — An Orange County man has been sentenced to six years in prison for collecting Social Security checks intended for his dead father, whose skeletal human remains were found in a backyard.