Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Prison inmates in California can now marry same-sex partners

While prisoners in California can now get married to their same-sex, non-incarcerated partners, gay couples applying form marriage licenses in Indiana can be arrested and thrown in jail.
David Knowles, New York Daily News

In the Golden State, gay marriage is heading to jail.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation released a memo last week making clear that, in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Proposition 8, inmates in the state’s prison system have the right to marry same-sex partners, the Sacramento Bee reported.

California prisons to allow inmates to marry same-sex partners
The Sacramento Bee

California inmates are eligible to marry non-incarcerated partners of the same sex, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation memo addressing questions arising from a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Proposition 8.

Here is the memo:

CDCR memo regarding same sex marriage between inmates

Judge sentences man to life term in prison for fatal 2011 shooting

Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee

Devenne Marquist Rodriguez shielded his face throughout his sentencing hearing Friday, but it could not muffle the sound of pain.

The loss of Adrian Augusta poured out in the tears of several family members, who told of the emptiness left behind from the 4 a.m., Aug. 26, 2011, murder at 37th Avenue and 44th Street in Sacramento.

Oakland man convicted of murder for killing friend during argument over existence of God
The Associated Press

OAKLAND, California — An Oakland man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing his friend during an alcohol and cocaine-fueled argument over the existence of God.

Hawaii man gets life in prison in infamous Calif. cold case killing of strip club owner
The Associated Press
SANTA ANA, California — A Hawaii man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of the colorful owner of an Orange County strip club in 1987.

Want to work at Pelican Bay Prison?
Anthony Skeens,  Wescom News Service  

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has made it easier for people in the region to find a career closer to home. 

In a move to go digital, the CDCR has moved its application process online. 

AM Alert: Prison plans scrutinized as legislative clock ticks
Jeremy B. White, Sacramento Bee

We're down to single digits: Nine calendar days now remain before the deadline to send bills to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk, with this week's abbreviated schedule speeding things along and leaving two days for legislative business this week. (Thanks to Rosh Hashanah, there's no session scheduled for tomorrow.)


LA County Board of Supervisors wants realignment figures from sheriff's department

Carlos Granda, ABC 7

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Questions are raised over the early release of inmates in L.A. County jails. The County Board of Supervisors is going to take a close look at that plan.


165 arrested in Pomona in crackdown on gang violence
The Associated Press

POMONA, California — Authorities say they've arrested 165 people in a crackdown on gang violence in eastern Los Angeles County.

Pomona police said Tuesday that 25 guns, including assault rifles, were seized during the three-week operation in the community east of Los Angeles. Those arrested were held for various offenses.


Dan Walters: Prisons pivotal in crunch time at the Capitol
The Sacramento Bee

Things are getting a little crunchy in the state Capitol. 

Having taken off Labor Day and planning to observe two of the Jewish high holidays, state legislators have just six business days remaining before the scheduled end of their 2013 session, with hundreds of bills still awaiting action. 

Editorial: Prison plan: Protect and reform
Sentinel Editorial Board, Santa Cruz Sentinel

The legislative battle over California's prison crisis is moving into dangerous territory.

Never mind that Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders of his own party can't agree on how to reduce overcrowding. Our concern is that public safety could be compromised and that necessary penal reforms will be pushed to the sidelines in the rush to deal with the immediate situation.