Monday, May 19, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Farm to prison project advancing
Hoa Quach, Seaside Courier

An Encinitas resident is overseeing a new effort to have inmates at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Otay Mesa grow their own food behind prison walls.

The Farm And Rehabilitation Meals (FARM) program being developed at the prison will enable up to 20 inmates to grow fruits and vegetables on three acres. The farm includes a large warehouse for a seed propagation area, classroom space, three large planter boxes and a raised planting bed for inmates using wheelchairs.

California State Prison-Corcoran ‘gets funky for Jesus’

The Sentinel

Submitted by Lt. Anthony Baer, California State Prison-Corcoran hosted the Bill Glass Champions For Life Event.  Three facilities at the prison participated.  The focus during this event was basic Evangelism. 


Teen felon Max Wade transferred from San Quentin to Corcoran
Gary Klien, Marin Independent Journal

Max Wade, the 19-year-old Marin man serving a lengthy prison term for a shooting ambush in Mill Valley, has been transferred to the maximum-security state prison in Corcoran.

Wade, who was sentenced in January to a 21 years to life term, spent an interim period at San Quentin State Prison while authorities decided where to place him.


Turlock man goes from manslaughter to master’s
Jeff Jardine, The Sacramento Bee

TURLOCK — There are two schools of thought toward doing prison time. Some do theirs merely by biding it, hanging out in the yard and letting the days tick away until their parole date arrives.

Others work on bettering their education and skills, knowing it will take that and much more to overcome the stigma of having a prison record once they return to civilian life.

Former Lifers Discuss Hopes, Fears After Winning Parole
Scott Shafer, The California Report

For decades, California inmates serving sentences like 25-years-to-life had very little chance of being released. Parole was routinely denied by the Board of Parole Hearings, or blocked by the governor.

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