Monday, April 14, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Three-strikes changes appear to be working

Dan Morain, The Sacramento Bee

Mike Ramos delivered a hard-nosed law-and-order stemwinder, exactly the sort of speech his audience had come to hear.

Appearing at a crime victims’ rally on the west side of the Capitol last week, the San Bernardino County district attorney called for an initiative to restart the death penalty and pledged to campaign for a U.S. constitutional amendment that would grant rights to crime victims and their families.


Transients accused of killing 4 O.C. women were sex offenders
Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores, The Los Angeles Times

The Orange County transients arrested on suspicion of killing four women are registered sex offenders and probationers who were living in Anaheim when the slayings occurred, according to interviews and court records.

Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were required to wear GPS devices and, as transients, had to check in with Anaheim police every 30 days, authorities said.


California's medical prison beset by waste and mismanagement
The $840-million California Health Care Facility was supposed to help the state's prison system emerge from a decade of federal oversight.
Paige St. John, The Los Angeles Times

FRENCH CAMP, Calif. —California's $840-million medical prison — the largest in the nation — was built to provide care to more than 1,800 inmates.
When fully operational, it was supposed to help the state's prison system emerge from a decade of federal oversight brought on by the persistent neglect and poor medical treatment of inmates.