Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

REALIGNMENT

Demolition begins on Riverside County Administrative Center
Site will be used for huge new jail to open in 2016
Tatiana Sanchez , The Desert Sun

INDIO — Riverside County Supervisors John Benoit and Marion Ashley, joined by Indio Mayor Michael Wilson, each used a golden sledgehammer Monday morning to break holes into a portion of the Riverside County Administrative Center on Highway 111.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

 

Officials investigating Mule Creek State Prison inmate’s death as possible homicide
Cathy Locke, The Merced Sun-Star

Prison authorities say the death of an inmate at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione on Saturday is being investigated as a possible homicide.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE
 

Standoff suspect in critical condition, investigation continues
Carol Ferguson, Eyewitness News

That's three days after the incident at McDonald Way near Belle Terrace, where police say 29-year-old Miguel Villaneuva shot at officers several times and was eventually hit "multiple" times by return gunfire.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Editorial: State politicians need to get past tired tough-on-crime rhetoric
The Editorial Board, The Sacramento Bee

Alabama has one. So do Virginia, Utah, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina and 16 other states, as does the federal government.
 

But not California. We’re a laggard when it comes to overhauling prison sentencing. This state needs to establish a commission to make sentencing of convicted criminals consistent, proportionate and in keeping with available tax money used to incarcerate felons.