Friday, April 18, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

REALIGNMENT

Why county's crime continues to drop
Last year’s rate of violent crime was 2nd-lowest in three decades
Pauline Repard, UT San Diego

SAN DIEGO — The number of serious crimes committed in San Diego County resumed its 30-year downward trend last year, after a bump up in 2012, according to an annual report released Thursday.


Last year’s rate of violent crime was the second-lowest in three decades, and the number of homicides dropped by 33 percent from 2012.


CORRECTIONS RELATED
 

Smuggled cellphone use a growing concern for U.S. prisons
Colleen Jenkins, Reuters

(Reuters) - Cellphones smuggled into prisons by corrupt guards, concealed in food containers or hurled over security fences are an increasing worry for law enforcement as prisoners use them to intimidate witnesses, direct drug deals and plan escapes.
 

Calling all mechanics: Friends want to surprise dying Wasco correctional officer with restored car
Call 661-281-3719 to help with money or time
Anne Stegen, Amanda Gomez, Melinda Dionne, abc 23

WASCO - Friends and family need help fulfilling the wish of a former correctional officer at Wasco State Prison battling stage four pancreatic cancer.
“It’s hard on the kids, but we’ll pull through,” said Henoc Zamudio.