Monday, May 12, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Inmate captured after escape from Mule Creek Prison
Inmate Randy Robert Crommelin found in Hayward
Michelle Schultz, KCRA.com


IONE, Calif. (KCRA) —A man serving a 13-year sentence for burglary at the Mule Creek State Prison was captured Sunday following his escape from the facility, officials said.
 

California brings love inside walls of prisons
Program opens barriers for children
By Don Thompson Associated Press

FOLSOM, Calif. — “Hi, baby,” Catherine La France cooed as she swept granddaughter Arianna into her arms and danced around the prison yard with the 3-year-old.

She pulled her two daughters into a bear hug, and the girls burst into tears. La France hadn’t seen Arianna’s mother, 18-year-old Samantha La France, in six months, and she last saw Summer La France, 14, nearly three years ago. They soon dropped into easy banter as barbed concertina wire high above them glinted in the sun and guards armed with pepper spray discreetly patrolled nearby.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Wanted felon arrested by Bullhead City police
Mohave Daily News


BULLHEAD CITY — A wanted felon has been apprehended by local and federal authorities.
Stephen A. Frederick, 39, was taken into custody Wednesday after a traffic stop on Hancock Road.


Greenfield police: Warrants sought for out-of-compliance sex offenders
Allison Gatlin, The Salinas Californian


A 38-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Friday in Greenfield on drugs and parole violation charges, Greenfield police Chief Adele Frese said.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Jail construction debate heats up in Sacramento
Rina Palta, KPCC

Lobbyists for Los Angeles County appeared in Sacramento Thursday to ask the state for help funding a proposed $1.8 billion overhaul of the county jail system.


Los Angeles is among many counties hoping a proposal to dish out $500 million in jail construction funds will make it through the state budget process. Previous years have provided a total of $1.2 billion in such grants to counties.


Sex offender seeks $215K for time served in Calif. Prisons
George Warren, KXTV


SACRAMENTO - A state hearing officer is recommending a convicted sex offender be paid $215,200 for the nearly seven years he spent in two California prisons for failing to register after he moved from his native Rhode Island.

DEATH PENALTY

Death-penalty initiative that would speed up executions pushed to 2016 election
Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press


SACRAMENTO, California — A coalition of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and crime victims announced Friday that it will wait until November 2016 to place a death-penalty reform measure on the ballot.