Monday, April 21, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

Paper produced by San Quentin inmates looking to grow
Katherine Seligman, The Sacramento Bee

SAN QUENTIN -- From a small trailer near an exercise yard full of honking geese, the men of the San Quentin News put out a paper they hope will reach beyond the gates of the prison where many of them are serving life sentences.

“We’ve been given a chance to be the voice of the prison,” said editor-in-chief Arnulfo Garcia, taking a break one afternoon in the crowded room where 15 regular staff members write, edit and design. “No one else is doing what we’re doing.”

Ione prison escapees caught in Plymouth, Calif.
News 10

Two prison escapees were caught near the town of Plymouth, about 35 miles east of Sacramento, Saturday morning.

Patrick Raines, 21, of San Diego, and Johnny Maciel, 37, of Placer County, escaped from Mule Creek State Prison, Ione by scaling a 10-foot fence behind the prison in a low security area and then walked away from the scene on Wednesday morning.

Authorities search for inmate firefighter, 49, who escaped from a California facility and 'drove off in a vehicle on the highway'

Alexandra Klausner, Daily Mail

Prison officials are searching for a 49-year-old escaped inmate who fled the Oak Glen Camp in San Bernadino County.

Calif inmate death in Oklahoma under investigation
Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a California state prison inmate locked up in Oklahoma.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the death of 33-year-old Todd Bush was ruled a homicide following an autopsy by the Oklahoma medical examiner's office this week.


Counties tell Brown they need money for his law
Don Thompson, Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Jerry Brown has been quietly visiting California counties since the start of the year to see how they are faring under his 3-year-old realignment law that dramatically altered the state's criminal justice system by increasing the burden on local governments.


South L.A. Homicides, Kidnapping May Be Connected: LAPD
John A. Moreno, KTLA 5

A man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a teenage girl in South Los Angeles, and LAPD detectives on Friday were investigating a possible connection between that crime and three homicides in the same area, officials said.

Judge Mueller to inherit contentious prison inmate case

Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee

U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller will inherit the bitter, 24-year-old litigation over the quality of care for mentally ill inmates in California’s prisons when U.S. District Judge Lawrence K. Karlton retires later this year.