Thursday, May 1, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


The push to get Arts-in-Corrections back behind bars

Advocates work to return creative arts programming to California prisons
Kinsee Morlan, San Diego Beat

Laura Pecenco and Kathleen Mitchell beam with nervous excitement. Armed with art supplies and stacks of consent forms, the two are corralled inside a small administrative office at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, waiting for last-minute approvals before they walk through the heavy doors of the state prison. They’re about to kick off the first class in what’s been dubbed Project PAINT, a new volunteer-run visual-arts program for Donovan inmates.


Cal Fire to train inmate fire crews in Payne's Creek May 6-9
Daily News

Paynes Creek - Inmate fire crews from throughout Northern California will converge at a site east of Red Bluff May 5-8 for hands on practice in preparation for the upcoming fire season.
The annual Ishi Fire Crew Exercises are the largest in the state. This drill will provide an opportunity for 47 fire crews to be evaluated on safety performance, physical conditioning, and firefighting knowledge.


State Corrections Officials Acknowledge Some Prisoners Are Being Released Early To Reduce Overcrowding
CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials have acknowledged that some low-level, nonviolent prisoners are being released early under a federal court order to reduce the inmate population.


Death Penalty: California experts weigh in on botched Oklahoma execution
Richard K. De Atley, The Press-Enterprise

The botched lethal-injection execution that left an Oklahoma inmate writhing on the gurney before he eventually died of a heart attack out of public view was either a signal that such capital punishment can no longer meet constitutional standards, or that opponents have erected roadblocks to the most effective methods, California proponents on either side said Wednesday.


Shasta County’s New Juvenile Facility Promotes Rehabilitation
Jessie Fetterling, Correctional News

REDDING, Calif. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Shasta County Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility was held last November. The 44,627-square-foot facility was designed as a replacement facility for the county, which lacked the space needed to rehabilitate incarcerated youth.