Monday, August 19, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Bill gives California youths convicted of murder a second chance

SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- California inmates serving long prison terms for crimes they committed as teenagers could have a chance at an early release. 

A bill, which passed the Senate, expands on legislation signed into law last year that gives a second chance to criminals who committed murder before they turned 18 and were sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Los Altos bank robber pleads guilty, gets seven years

Diego Abeloos, Los Altos Town Crier

The Los Altos man arrested for a string of armed robberies in the city earlier this year is heading to prison for up to seven years. 

Thomas Andrew Cronin, 26, pleaded guilty as charged “right out of the gate” last week to eight counts of armed robbery in Los Altos and two in Mountain View, according to Cindy Hendrickson, Santa Clara County Supervising Deputy District Attorney in the Palo Alto Branch Office. Cronin will be ordered to pay approximately $7,000 in restitution to the victims of his crimes, she added.


TEMECULA: Woman found dead in suspicious case
Emily Wells, The Press Enterprise

On Friday, Aug. 16, officers from the Temecula Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 44000 block of Calle Hilario in Temecula where an unresponsive female was found. The reporting party attempted CPR; however, the female never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Wanted parolee commits suicide after motorcycle chase, standoff in San Fernando Valley
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Police say a motorcycle chase through the San Fernando Valley has ended with a parolee taking his own life after a standoff.
Authorities say the man shot himself in an apartment Thursday night as officers entered. His name wasn't released.


Suit puts AB109 in spotlight
Stockton family of victim and suspect say parolee should not have been let out

Jennie Rodriguez-Moore, The Stockton Record

STOCKTON - In a case that has drawn the attention of critics of AB109, California's prison realignment law, the son and daughter of an elderly Stockton woman who was allegedly raped and murdered by her grandson are suing the state and San Joaquin County, saying he should have not have been released from county jail.


Post-Prison Treatment Reduces Recidivism Among Women With Substance Use Problems

Lori Whitten,

Women offenders with substance use problems face many challenges when returning to the community after prison release—including obtaining employment, reuniting with children and family, and coping with pressures to return to drug use. Post-prison treatment, also called aftercare, can help these women adjust to community life and avoid recidivism during this critical transition period, according to a study by Christine E. Grella, Ph.D., and Mr. Luz Rodriguez, at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Uriel Ojeda to join few Catholic clergy in California prisons for child sex abuse
Cynthia Hubert, The Sacramento Bee

Some time during the next week or so, the Rev. Uriel Ojeda will leave Sacramento County's Main Jail and join other inmates for a long bus ride to state prison.

Once a rising star in the Sacramento Roman Catholic Diocese, lauded by parishioners for his compassion and faith, the young priest likely will spend at least seven years in the harsh confines of an institution where security cameras and uniformed guards will monitor his every movement.