Thursday, April 17, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Inside Santa Cruz Juvenile Hall, Rare Glimpse at Solitary Confinement Cells

Trey Bundy, Center For Investigative Reporting

Although solitary confinement for extended periods is considered one of the most psychologically damaging forms of punishment – particularly for teenagers – no one knows how many juveniles are held alone in cells in California.


California Lawyers for the Arts and the William James Association share arts in Corrections Evaluation
One-year prison art study reveals useful benefits to reduce recidivism and restore dignity
EIN Newsdesk

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA, April 16, 2014 / -- I truly believe that this class and its teacher have changed me for the better and nurtured an artist in me I never knew existed.

Search undertaken for two inmates missing from prison in Amador County

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

Two inmates were reported missing this morning from Mule Creek State Prison’s minimum security facility in Ione.

Following a security check, the men, identified as Patrick Raines, 21, and Johnny Maciel, 37, were confirmed missing at 10:50 a.m., according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.

Previously convicted sex offender headed back to prison
Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

A man with a previous conviction for sex offenses has been sentenced in Sacramento Superior Court to 10 years in prison for persuading a minor to engage in a commercial sex act.


Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits
Gillian Flaccus and Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren’t foolproof.


Death Penalty Debate: End Executions or Expedite Process?
Caitlin Yoshiko Kandil, San Jose Inside

Catina Salarno knew her killer well. They lived across the street from each other in San Francisco and dated throughout high school. When she broke up with him the summer before college started she thought she’d have a fresh start at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. But on the first day of classes Steven John Burns was there. He’d enrolled without telling her, and now—after growing increasingly aggressive—he said he just wanted one last conversation to hash things out.


State Senator seeks review of sex offender GPS tracking
Man was wearing ankle bracelet during 4 SoCal killings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —The leader of the state Senate is seeking an independent review of how parole officers tracked a sex offender charged with four Southern California slayings, a spokesman said Wednesday.

Corrections department settles sexual harassment complaint involving male cook for $50,000
The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, California — The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a sexual harassment complaint filed on behalf of a cook at a youth facility.