Friday, September 27, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips



CALIFORNIA INMATES

Tina Chen, ABC News

Michael Morrow was serving time for robbery with a weapon when he escaped from a California prison in 1977, but a cop who finally caught up to Morrow and arrested him this week said he did it with mixed emotions.
Morrow, who has lived as Carl Frank Wilson for the past 36 years, was married with three children and grandchildren. By outward appearances, Morrow had lived a law abiding life since breaking out of prison.
Solitary confinement case set to expand
Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times

OAKLAND -- A federal judge Thursday said she is likely to allow a lawsuit alleging that solitary confinement conditions at Pelican Bay State Prison amount to psychological torture, to be expanded from the cases of 10 prisoners to include about 1,100 inmates now held in indefinite isolation.
CALIFORNIA PAROLE
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- It's a murder that made headlines for the past decade and inspired the Hollywood movie "Alpha Dog".
Now, more than 13 years later, Governor Jerry  Brown has delayed the release of inmate, Jesse Rugge, convicted in the kidnapping and murder of Nicholas Markowitz in the Santa Barbara mountains. 

REALIGNMENT

Wednesday’s operation involved law enforcement targeting “Post Release Community Supervision offenders” in the cities of Menifee and Perris and the surrounding unincorporated areas.
Toni McAllister, Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch
Now the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and the Riverside County Sheriff's Department have announced that a Sept. 25 operation in Menifee and Perris targeting inmates on release resulted in 15 arrests.

A state watchdog agency visiting California's largest county got an earful on the state's prison realignment policy Thursday.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, L.A. Probation Chief Jerry Powers and a host of community advocates addressed the Little Hoover Commission during a hearing on Assembly Bill 109. 
 
CDCR RELATED


SB 649, a bill introduced by California State Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), allows judges and prosecutors the discretion to shift drug possession between a felony and a misdemeanor depending on context. It recently passed the Assembly largely along party lines, with ten Democrats and two Republicans voting across the aisle.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested eight sex offenders during a sweep in Contra Costa County last week, sheriff's officials said.