Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


California wins four-week reprieve of deadline to reduce prison population

Dan Whitcomb, Reuters

(Reuters) - California won an extra four weeks to reduce prison overcrowding on Tuesday as a panel of judges called a brief time out in an escalating crisis over inmate populations that Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders say they are close to solving.

Judges grant delay in California’s prison crowding case

Sam Stanton, The Sacramento Bee

In the first glimmer of hope for Gov. Jerry Brown’s efforts to delay further reductions in California’s prison population, a panel of three federal judges agreed to a brief postponement Tuesday and ordered California officials and inmate attorneys to begin talking about solving the issue.

Court order on prison crowding mirrors proposals by Darrell Steinberg

Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO -- A federal court order for California to entertain alternative options to reduce prison crowding echoes a set of solutions proposed just one day earlier by Senate leader Darrell Steinberg.

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Warriors staff plays unusual game at San Quentin


It was an unusual match-up for members of the Golden State Warriors Friday as head coach Mark Jackson – along with some assistant coaches and front-office personnel – went to San Quentin State Prison to play a basketball game against a team made up of inmates.

Feds announce clinical trial for valley fever
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- California prison officials said Tuesday they have met a federal judge's order to transfer nearly 2,000 prisoners prone to valley fever from two Central Valley prisons in areas particularly hard-hit by the potentially deadly fungal infection. 

California prison officials say they've met order to move 2,000 prisoners prone to valley fever

California prison officials say they have met a federal judge's order to transfer nearly 2,000 prisoners prone to valley fever from two Central Valley prisons in areas particularly hard-hit by the fungal infection.

Prison Sentences: Man gets 7 years for assault

Corning Observer

A Corning man convicted of assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for three counts of resisting executive officer, failure to appear on his own recognizance with special allegations of committing a felony while on bail and prior felony.


Local school's crossing guard arrested for burglary

Diego Abeloos, Los Altos Town Crier

Los Altos Police arrested a Loyola School crossing guard last week for allegedly stealing three laptops from a classroom.

Police arrested San Jose resident Nathaniel Burpee, 24, Thursday for burglary, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest – he apparently didn’t go willingly. Spotted by police at a bus stop on El Camino Real, Burpee reportedly led police on a brief foot chase. Burpee was on parole at the time of his arrest and was booked into Santa Clara County Main Jail.


Operation Smokin’ Aces: Massive ‘Mafia Style’ Sweep In The OC Leads to 129 Indictments

Hews Media News

SANTA ANA – Over 800 law enforcement personnel from Orange County, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the U.S. Marshals Service arrested dozens of dangerous, indicted gang defendants throughout Orange, Riverside, and Los Angeles Counties as part of “Operation Smokin’ Aces.”  Approximately 70 locations were included during this morning’s operations. A total of 129 individuals are being indicted either federally or at the state level at the request of the Orange County District Attorney (OCDA), at the conclusion of a two and a half year investigation. Charges include: Federal racketeering, conspiracy to commit murder, extortion, narcotic trafficking, and gun trafficking. 

Tale of ‘Squeaky’ Fromme assassination try recalled by trial participants
Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee

After the lights in Sacramento’s federal courthouse went dim Tuesday evening, some old friends got together in the 16th-floor ceremonial courtroom to kick around a favorite subject: the saga of Lynette Alice “Squeaky” Fromme.

Police: Truckee man, 23, caused fatal motorcycle accident

Kevin MacMillan, Tahoe Daily Tribune/Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A 23-year-old local man faces charges of vehicular manslaughter and child endangerment after he allegedly caused a fatal motorcycle accident Monday afternoon in Folsom, Calif.

LA County to send hundreds of jail inmates to Kern County

Rina Palta, KPCC

In a deal meant to relieve Los Angeles County's strained jails, the L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to send hundreds of inmates to a facility near Bakersfield.