Thursday, March 13, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Ex-Manson follower gets parole, but hurdles loom
Associated Press

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — A California board once again approved parole Wednesday for former Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis, but before he's released he'll have to get past Gov. Jerry Brown — who chose to keep him in prison under the same circumstances just last year.

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California Prison Industry Authority Launches Technology Training Center for Female Offenders
Sierra Sun Times

March 11, 2014 - FOLSOM – The California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) along with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced today they are expanding education and job training programs for female offenders at the Green Valley Training Center, above Folsom State Prison and the Folsom Women’s Facility. 

An algorithm to decide early release of inmates: What could go wrong?
Ted Rall, The Los Angeles Times

Computer algorithms drive online dating sites that promise to hook you up with a compatible mate. They help retailers suggest that, because you liked this book or that movie, you'll probably be into this music. So it was probably inevitable that programs based on predictive algorithms would be sold to law enforcement agencies on the pitch that they'll make society safe.


Second strikers taxing California's struggling prison system as numbers rise at unprecedented rate
Rina Palta, Southern California Public Radio

Offenders convicted of second strikes under California's "Three Strikes" law are flooding the prison system, according to state officials. From the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 fiscal years, new admissions of second strikers went up about 33 percent — a jump unprecedented in California history.

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State appeals panel denies county jail expansion funding; Sheriff Downey 'disappointed' with decision, process
Will Houston, The Times-Standard

Humboldt County Sheriff Mike Downey announced during a press conference Wednesday that his office's $17.5 million grant proposal for a jail expansion project was rejected again on Tuesday by an appeals panel in Sacramento.

Community Corrections Partnership approves prison realignment budget amid criticism.

Arvin Temkar, Monterey County News

The Community Corrections Partnership approved two budgets this afternoon to address the impact of statewide prison reform on the county's agencies.