Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

REALIGNMENT

Endorsement Jerry Brown for governor
The Los Angeles Times

Jerry Brown returned to the governor's office in 2010 after the state had bottomed out and a cautious economic recovery was underway.

At the same time, voters eased his job considerably by throwing out a crippling Depression-era constitutional provision that required a two-thirds legislative vote to adopt a budget. Pundits soon stopped calling California a "failed state" and ended their ridiculous comparisons with Greece.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Former Wasco State Prison inmate suit blames attack on guard's negligence
Ruth Brown, The Bakersfield Californian


A former Wasco State Prison inmate is suing the facility and state department of corrections alleging that a correctional officer's negligence led to him being attacked by three inmates who were supposed to be banned from his area of the prison.


Minimum-Security Inmate Escapes From Conservation Camp Near Azusa
CBS Los Angeles News


A minimum-security inmate escaped from a conservation camp overnight near Azusa.
Kevin Shann, 40, was last seen at 10:25 p.m. Sunday in his assigned dorm at the Julius Klein Conservation Camp during a routine security check.

CORRECTIONS RELATED
 

In California, Life With Parole Increasingly Leads To Freedom
Scott Shafer. National Public Radio

California has more than 26,000 inmates serving life sentences with the possibility of parole. Until recently, that possibility was a slim one; "lifers," who are mostly murderers, rarely got out of prison.


“Note: For more coverage of this issue, please follow audio link.”

http://www.npr.org/2014/05/26/315259623/in-california-life-with-parole-increasingly-leads-to-freedom

Prison mental health panel lacks leadership
Don Thompson. The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Frustration with a council that is supposed to advise the prison system, state agencies and law enforcement about mental health treatment has led the California Senate leader to call for changes in how it operates and how it is overseen.