Thursday, April 10, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Wasco correctional officers rally to help a co-worker battling stage four cancer
Amanda Gomez, abc 23 News

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A group of correctional officers from Wasco State Prison have come together to help a former co-worker battling stage four pancreatic cancer. "It's a big shock,” said Henoc Zamudio.

Doctors told Zamudio he had cancer almost two months ago.
“I mean I had no clue. Never in a million years I would have thought something like that would happen to me."

Ex judge hired to make sure the state lowers inmate numbers
Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle
 

(04-09) 17:48 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- Former state appeals court Justice Elwood Lui was named by a federal court Wednesday as compliance officer in California's prison overcrowding case, with authority to order releases of inmates if the state falls short of court-ordered population goals.

The three-judge court created the officer's position in February when it granted the Brown administration's request for two more years to lower the prison population to 137.5 percent of its designed capacity.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Gang sweep nets leaders of Sutter Street Crips
The Stockton Record

STOCKTON — A gangland sweep today rounded up the leaders of what police are calling one of Stockton's most notorious gangs.
 

The months-long investigation spanning from the streets of Stockton to a home in Los Angeles and a cell in San Quentin State Prison ended with a sweep that netted 10 individuals, according to the Stockton Police Department.
 

Sentenced to 16 years in prison
Fox News 35
 

(Entravision) 4/9/14. Monterey County District Attorney Dean D. Flippo announced today that on April 8, Gilbert Olivares, age 36 and a resident of Salinas, entered a plea of no contest to all 56 charges alleged against him. A no contest plea has the same effect as a guilty plea. Olivares will be sentenced to serve 16 years in the California Department of Corrections and be required to register as a sex offender for life.