Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Man convicted of 1988 murder of Citrus Heights woman dies on death row
Cathy Locke, The Modesto Bee

A man sentenced to death for the 1988 murder of a 73-year-old Citrus Heights woman has died on California’s death row.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced that Ralph Michael Yeoman, 66, was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning at San Quentin State Prison. He subsequently was pronounced dead at 5:24 a.m. Authorities said the cause of death is unknown pending an autopsy. Yeoman occupied a cell by himself, according to a Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.


Redwood City: Parole denied for convicted killer who bit off girlfriend's finger
Bay City News

REDWOOD CITY - A 55-year-old man convicted in San Mateo County Superior Court of murdering one girlfriend and biting off the finger of another more than 20 years ago was found unsuitable for parole today.


Julie Small, The California Report

California prison officials are hoping to resume transfers of the sickest inmates to a new, state-of-the-art medical facility in Stockton later this month. The federal overseer of inmate health care halted admissions at the prison in January, citing "unsanitary conditions" and shortages of staff and supplies.

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S.J. budgets $17.4M in realignment costs
Zachary K. Johnson, The Stockton Record

STOCKTON - San Joaquin County agencies plan to spend about $17.4 million next year on public-safety realignment, roughly the same amount it budgeted currently during the second year of a statewide shift that put counties in charge of certain felons who had traditionally been the responsibility of the state.

Jail Violence on the Rise
Jennifer Wadsworth, San Jose Inside

Santa Clara County jails have seen a sharp uptick in assaults over the past few years, partly because of state prison reforms that pushed more dangerous inmates to local correctional facilities.


Four men arrested following investigation of meth sales in West Sacramento
Cathy Locke, The Modesto Bee
Four people identified as known street gang members were taken into custody Tuesday morning on arrest warrants served by the West Sacramento Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.