Thursday, August 15, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips



CALIFORNIA PAROLE
BOULDER, Colo. — The California Department of Corrections and the Division of Adult Parole Operations has hired Geo Community Reentry Services, a division of Boca Raton, Fla.-based The Geo Group, to operate four intensive parolee reentry centers.
Roy Garcia Garcia, 54, was convicted of one felony count of second degree murder and sentenced on Feb. 19, 1981, to 20 years to life in state prison.
Eric Yates, San Clemente Patch

The Office of the Orange County District Attorney made the following announcement on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013:

Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas is opposing the parole of an inmate convicted of murdering a Marine in 1980. 

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Prison Advocates Take Fight to State Capitol
As an inmate hunger strike in California stretches on, prison reform advocates want the rest of us to know what it’s like inside a SHU.
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa spends 22.5 hours a day in Security Housing Unit, or SHU. It’s a room the size of a parking spot. Jamma has been living that reality for the past 29 years. He’s an inmate at Pelican Bay State Prison and is participating in a hunger strike to protest the use of long term solitary confinement.

CALIFORNIA INMATES
Manibusan one of five from Monterey County still on Death Row
Allison Gatlin, The Salinas Californian
Convicted double-murderer Joseph Kekoa Manibusan will appeal his death sentence next month before the California Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn the penalty rendered 12 years ago in Monterey County.
Manibusan was sentenced on Jan. 24, 2001, for the 1998 deaths of Prya Matthews and Frances Olivo, and the attempted murder of another woman in what prosecutors called a “hunt” for people to rob.

REALIGNMENT

Police Chief Ed Aceves blames property crime rise on public safety realignment act.
Steven Bartholow, La Mesa Patch

La Mesa Police Chief Ed Aceves told City Council that property crimes in the city are still on the rise this year, but fewer robberies were reported, according to the quarterly crime report presented at the meeting Tuesday.


CDCR RELATED
Factual or not, there is a perception that crime in San Jose is on the rise. At the very least our murder rate has increased the last two years, and many of my friends and colleagues say they avoid going to downtown due to the perceived threats to their personal safety.
CORONA, Calif. — The manager of a Southern California shooting range is fighting arrest for being a convicted felon in possession of a gun — in fact, lots of them.
Patrick Raahauge, 46, was arrested on Friday after state investigators acting on a tip allegedly saw him handling weapons and ammunition at the range in the Riverside County community of Corona, the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1czboM0) reported. "He was clearly working there, in and around all the firearms," state Department of Justice spokeswoman Michelle Gregory said. "He shouldn't be there at all."