Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Prison inmates train service dogs to help kids with autism
Rob McMillan, abc 7 News
 

CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- A dog training program at a local prison is helping families dealing with autism and giving female inmates a sense of pride.
 

For 4-year-old Marlee Paris, who is living with Asperger's syndrome, a black Labrador named Shasta has opened up her life.
 

Escaped California inmate turns himself in
Associated Press
 

YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A minimum-security inmate has returned after walking away from a Riverside County prison camp while serving a four-year burglary sentence.
 

REALIGNMENT

California lawmakers want more data on prison realignment
Brad Branan, The Sacramento Bee


Since state lawmakers approved a law in 2011 making counties responsible for lower-level offenders, supporters and critics have offered many opinions as to whether or not the law is working.
 

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Seventh-day Adventist claims she was fired for her faith
George Warren, News 10

SACRAMENTO - A Seventh-day Adventist claims she was fired from her prison nursing job because she refused to work on Saturdays.


Dusanka Bodiroga said she had worked Sundays and holidays but had been able to avoid Saturday shifts at California State Prison, Sacramento since beginning work there in 2006.