Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Female inmates get early Mother’s Day visits
Penne Usher, Telegraph Correspondent

Tarin Williams, 28, hadn’t seen her children since September.
On Saturday she was overjoyed to see her 6-year-old son Lamar and her 10-year-old daughter Lamarie as they ran to her arms.

Saturday was a day of celebration for the women behind the concrete walls lined with razor wire at the Folsom Women’s Facility. The cinder block walls were decorated by the inmates with hearts, flowers and the names of their children


Chuckawalla Valley State Prison Warden visits Twin Palms High
Palo Verde Valley Times

BLYTHE, Calif. - Chuckawalla Valley State Prison's (CVSP) warden along with several staff from the investigative services unit gave students at Twin Palms High School a real life message about how choices they make can forever change their lives.


California faces new lawsuit over pepper spraying of mentally ill prisoner
Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh, The Sacramento Bee

State corrections officials are facing a new legal challenge over their use of pepper spray to control mentally ill inmates.

A lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Sacramento seeks compensatory and punitive damages from Jeffrey Beard, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabiliation, and other prison officials over the July 2012 use of pepper spray against inmate Jermaine Padilla.


Obamacare in Jail: How San Francisco Policy Helps Inmates
April Dembosky, The California Report

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department is implementing a new city law allowing its staff to enroll inmates into health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi believes that making sure people have health coverage when they’re released will help prevent them from committing another crime and coming back.