Monday, October 28, 2013

Daily Corrections Clips


Calif. gov allows freedom to woman who killed pimp
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Southern California woman who received a life sentence as a teenager for killing her former pimp will be allowed to go free after Gov. Jerry Brown decided against blocking a parole board's ruling that grants her freedom.

Inmates create art out of limited supplies, but it's also contraband
Marino Eccher, St. Paul Pioneer Press

It’s a masterpiece in toothpaste and toilet paper: Jesus hanging from the cross, sculpted in sharp detail from his gaunt ribcage to the nails in his hands to the inscription proclaiming God’s love for the world. The display case is a plastic evidence bag. 

Residents, officials alarmed that serial rapist could potentially live in Los Angeles County
The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Residents and government officials from northern Los Angeles County are outraged that a serial rapist linked to attacks on dozens of women could be released into their community.


Suspect in Northern California standoff surrenders; 4 officers hurt
The Associated Press

ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- The gunman in a violent confrontation that wounded a federal immigration officer and three local police officers surrendered early Saturday after an hours-long standoff in a Sacramento suburb, authorities said.

Roseville police describe night of violence
Sam Stanton and Darrell Smith, The Sacramento Bee

Sometime in June, Sammy Nathan Duran was released from the Placer County jail on parole, part of a regular pattern the 32-year-old Roseville native has established over the years.

Man faces trial in another Santa Rosa nightclub assault
Paul Payne, The Press Democrat

In what might be a case of legal déjà vu, a Santa Rosa man sent to prison for his role in a slaying outside a downtown nightclub will go to trial this week on new charges stemming from an assault outside another club less than a block away.


Six-hour AB109 compliance sweep yields three arrests
Anne Stegan, 23 ABC News

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. - Officers with the California City Police Department conducted a joint S.I.T./AB 109 compliance sweep with members of the Delano, Arvin, Bear Valley Springs, Stallion Springs and Tehachapi Police Departments Friday.

Suspect in rape of cashier at El Monte convenience store arrested
Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune 

An 18-year-old alleged gang member was being held in lieu of $5 million bail Sunday in connection with the rape of a cashier at an El Monte convenience store last weekend.

Inmates avoided home detention program by claiming to be homeless
Some obtained early release without supervision rather than spend full sentences being monitored at home. Situation underscores difficulty of finding ways to avoid early releases.
Jack Leonard, The Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has for years tried to reduce jail overcrowding and the early release of inmates by placing low-level offenders into home detention and work-release programs.


Contract Signed For Firefighting Inmates
Steven Bartholow, Ramona Patch

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and San Diego County officials finalized a contract that will allow up to 100 county jail inmates to be assigned to state fire camps, state officials announced Friday.

Problems Persist In Calif. Prison Mental Health WardPaul Elias, The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in disarray, according to a court-appointed investigator and others familiar with the facility.

Drinking alleged in collision
Man in deadly Lodi crash has prior conviction for driving recklessly
Jason Anderson, The Stockton Record

LODI - The man believed to have caused a catastrophic collision that killed six people Tuesday in Lodi is a convicted felon who may have been driving drunk at the time of the crash, according to court documents obtained Friday.

Gang member has long criminal record; officer, who was shot four times, released from hospital
Debbi Baker and Pauline Repard, UT San Diego

SAN DIEGO — A felon accused of shooting a San Diego police officer four times after a chase into a City Heights storm drain was identified Friday as Ignacio Canela.

S.F. offenders repeatedly return to streets
Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross, San Francisco Chronicle

For those who wonder why San Francisco has such a problem with street people, look no further than the case of Daniel Grijalva, who most recently came to the attention of police when - while high on paint fumes - he allegedly masturbated on a downtown street in the middle of the day.


Crime and punishment in America
What Illinois can learn from California, and vice versa, about on over reliance on prisons.
The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board

Illinois lawmakers are considering whether to require minimum three-year prison sentences for unlawful possession of loaded weapons. If the proposal sounds both familiar and ominous, it should: California has been down this road, and in fact is on it still.