Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

REALIGNMENT

Meeting the Challenge: Tehama County’s AB 109 Auto Shop
Gregg Fishman, CSAC

Everyone likes a “Win-Win” situation—a solution to a problem that meets everyone’s needs. In Tehama County, they had a problem, and the solution they came up with has been a “win” on several levels. The AB 109 Auto Shop won a 2013 CSAC Challenge Award because it is reducing the jail population, training inmates, saving money for the Sheriff’s Department AND reducing costs and downtime for other county departments when their vehicles need maintenance and repairs. Here’s how it works.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Grand Jury calls for repair of leaky roofs, roads and new kitchen at CCI
Claudia Elliott, Tehachapi News

Leaky roofs, interior roads and the need for a new Central Kitchen at the California Correctional Institution at Tehachapi were identified as problems by the Kern County Jury during a recent visit to the state prison at Tehachapi.
 

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Law enforcement organizations to meet in Sacramento for 22nd annual legislative day
Corrections.com

California law enforcement organizations will attend their 22nd annual Legislative Day on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Sacramento Convention Center in Sacramento. This annual event provides law enforcement from across the state an opportunity to meet and discuss important legislative issues facing public safety, hear from key state leaders, learn how the legislative process works, and continue the effort to move public safety forward in California. Attendees then meet with legislators in the afternoon.
 

Riverside County: Sheriff’s department using billboards, kiosks in recruiting
Jeff Horseman, The Press-Enterprise

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is taking its recruiting pitch on the road — beside it, anyway.
 

Faced with hiring standards requiring a candidate pool of tens of thousands, the department recently got approval from the county Board of Supervisors to spend $738,000 on billboards and kiosk advertising to attract recruits. The ad campaign is expected to last until summer 2016.