Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

The San Quentin All-Stars and their field of dreams
Tommy Shakur Ross, KALW


KALW has partnered with radio producers inside California's oldest prison to bring you the San Quentin Prison Report, a series of stories focusing on the experiences of these men, written and produced by those living inside the prison's walls.


“When you walk in the first thing you see is a palm tree. Wasn't expecting that,” says San Rafael Pacifics player Colin Allen.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Hundreds of Children Visit Incarcerated Moms for Mother’s Day
Imperial Valley News


Sacramento, California - The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the Center for Restorative Justice Works (CRJW) are again bringing together hundreds of children to visit their incarcerated parents to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day during the 15th annual Get On The Bus (GOTB) events.

DEATH PENALTY
 

Two torture killers to remain on Death Row for Santa Clara County crime
Howard Mintz, San Jose Mercury News

Two condemned Santa Clara County killers should remain on California's death row for the 1991 torture and murder of a 73-year-old San Jose woman, the California Supreme Court ruled on Monday.

CDCR NEWS
 

California’s prison department offers leave cash outs to employees
Jon Ortiz, The Sacramento Bee


California prison department officials have invited thousands of employees to cash out up to 20 hours of accrued leave, but correctional officers, who generally have much higher leave balances than most state workers, didn’t get the memo.


Federal Racketeering and Attempted Murder Charges Brought Against Leaders and Associates of the Nuestra Familia Gang
Federal Bureau of Investigations


WASHINGTON—A second superseding indictment was unsealed today adding 19 counts, including racketeering conspiracy and attempted murder, against three defendants for their alleged participation in the violent Nuestra Familia gang, Acting Assistant Attorney General David A. O’Neil of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
 

Three suspected high-level gang members indicted on federal charges
Erin Tracy, The Modesto Bee


Three high-level Nuestra Familia gang members from Modesto and Stockton have been indicted on federal charges, including racketeering conspiracy and attempted murder, related to crimes committed in Stanislaus County, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday.