Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Inspired by Eucharist, prisoner initiated into Catholic faith
Christina Gray, Catholic San Francisco

A San Quentin prisoner sentenced to life for his role in a double murder when he was just 17 was one of four inmates confirmed by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone Sunday, March 9, at the prison chapel.

Inmate beaten, 2 Salinas Valley guards suffer cuts

The Associated Press

SOLEDAD, Calif. -- Two correctional officers at a central coast prison are being treated for minor injuries suffered while breaking up an inmate assault.


First Person: Dr. Corazon Navarro treats pregnant prison inmates
Deepa Fernandes, Souther California Public Radio

Dr. Corazon Navarro has been treating pregnant state prison inmates since 1987. She is the OB/GYN at the California Institute for Women in Chino.  There are "a lot of challenges" working in the prison, she says. Many of Navarros' patients never saw a doctor during their pregnancy before landing in prison.

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Neil McDowell appointed to Chief Deputy Warden at Ironwood State Prison
Palo Verde Valley Times                              

BLYTHE, Calif. - It is with great pride that Ironwood State Prison (ISP) announces the appointment of Neil McDowell to Chief Deputy Warden, effective March 3, 2014. McDowell began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, (CDCR) on Dec. 19, 1994, as a correctional officer at Ironwood State Prison.


California City Opts For Inmate Reform Instead Of More Overcrowded Jails
Advocates urge California jails to use expansion funds to create programs to help inmates, rather than add beds to house them.
Katie Rucke, Mint Press News

Although only 5 percent of the world’s population lives in the United States, it is home to 25 percent of the world’s prison population. Some of the most overcrowded detention facilities in the nation are located in California.