Thursday, March 27, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Group Opposes Expansion Of Donovan Prison
Dwane Brown, KPBS

A coalition of housing, health care, faith and criminal justice organizations gathered Wednesday outside the state building in downtown San Diego to call on lawmakers to take immediate action to reduce prison overcrowding.

CORRECTIONS RELATED


New program looks to reconcile victims and juvenile offenders in Merced
Thaddeus Miller, The Merced Sun-Star

A new program that brings juvenile offenders and their victims together to reconcile is set to kick off next week, in the hope that it can give young people a fresh start.
A $154,600 grant from the California Endowment will pay for the first two years of the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program, which works as a mediator between qualified juvenile offenders and their victims.
 

Note: The reporter has been informed that there is no “ “early release program” in California, nor are sex offenders released early from prison.  
GOP candidate for Calif. governor is sex offender, served decade in jail for manslaughter
Stephanie McNeal, FOX News
 

At the California Republican Party’s convention earlier this month, chairman Jim Brulte announced 2014 would be the year of “pushing the party outside of its comfort zone,” and introduced four candidates vying to take on incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown in November.