Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

CCI: prison goes green with solar power
Matthew Martz, Tehachapi News

When one thinks of institutions that embrace renewable energy, prisons don't immediately come to mind.

But correctional facilities require a lot of electricity to run, and the large the amount of open spaces they often occupy make them perfect for solar power.

Prison overcrowding could force Kern County Correctional Facilities to reopen
Taft and Shafter facilities would be first to open
23 ABC

Two correctional facilities in Kern County could be reopening because of pressure on state officials to ease prison overcrowding.


Taft police say the community corrections facilities of Taft and Shafter could be the first to reopen.
 

Prison overcrowding: shift inmates out of state?
Nanette Miranda, ABC News


SACRAMENTO (KABC) -- California's crowded prisons are causing headaches in Sacramento. Rather than releasing felons, Governor Jerry Brown is looking at ways to move the overcrowding across state lines. But the proposal is controversial and expensive.

CALIFORNIA INMATES


VALLEY FEVER: Inland inmates may replace transferred prisoners

Richard K. De Atley and Janet Zimmerman, The Press Enterprise


California’s prisons this week will start transferring inmates susceptible to Valley Fever from two Central Valley prisons, where infections from the airborne fungus sickened more than 1,800 prisoners between 2008 and 2012.


Death sentence upheld for ex-cop who killed 6

Bob Egelko, The San Francisco Chronicle


A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the death sentence of a former Millbrae policeman convicted of committing six brutal murders related to drugs and prostitution in 1983 while he ran an electrical contracting business in a Burlingame warehouse.

REALIGNMENT


Calaveras struggles with prison shift
Board OKs recommended 2013-14 budget
Stephen Crane, Calaverasenterprise.com


The state prison system is bursting at the seams, and counties are now in charge of easing the burden.


That burden is a heavy one, and some Calaveras County department heads predict the road ahead may be bumpy.

CDCR RELATED

U.S. issues indictments in alleged Mexican Mafia, drug cartel scheme

Officials say they have disrupted a planned merger between the Michoacan drug cartel and the Mexican Mafia prison gang that would have distributed large amounts of methamphetamine in the region.
Richard Winton, The Los Angeles Times


A notorious prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel were on the brink of forging a powerful alliance as part of an effort to muscle into the Southern California methamphetamine business with an army of street dealers, federal and local authorities confirmed Tuesday.


To read more on this issue follow this link:  http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2013/08/06/feds-bust-13-la-area-mexican-mafia-la-familia-members-in-cartel-crackdown/


Porterville man accused by police of stabbing three, killing one, found and arrested

Anne Stegan, 23 ABC


PORTERVILLE, Calif. - Officers of the Porterville Police Department arrested a man police said is suspected of stabbing three, killing one man.


Detectives received information that the suspect, Carlos Espinoza, was possibly in the Woodville area near Porterville on August 5 at around 7:30 p.m, officials said.
 

Vietnam executes first prisoner by lethal injection
Associated Foreign Press


HANOI - Vietnam executed its first prisoner by lethal injection on Tuesday, state media said, after a two-year hiatus in carrying out capital punishments due to problems procuring the chemicals.

OPINION

Prison hospital presents opportunity
Recordnet.com


One of the worries of area medical officials about the construction of a huge prison hospital in Stockton is that it would siphon off medical personnel already in short supply here. That's apparently happening.