Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Con Diver Program Still Going Strong
Lata Pandya, KCET

Learning to deep sea dive doesn't seem like something you would be able to do in prison. Yet, if you are one of the lucky few selected into the diving program at Chino State Prison, that pipe dream can be a reality. 

In 2011, "SoCal Connected" visited with Fred Johnson, Director of Chino Prison's Marine Technology Training Center, and his diving students. From their morning training drills to underwater diving instruction we got a day-in-the-life view of what it takes to earn a commercial diving certification.


Prisons Boost Efforts to Enroll Parolees In Medi-Cal
Julie Small, KQED News

Of the roughly 40,000 people California state prisons will parole this year, only a fraction can rely on income or jobs to sustain themselves. The majority will hit the streets penniless, and often in poor health. For them, immediate access to low-cost or free health care would be a big help.

So, now that federal health reforms have made most parolees eligible for Medi-Cal — California’s version of Medicaid — prisons are doubling their efforts to enroll them.

High court won't hear California's prison appeal
Southern California Public Radio

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that California bears responsibility for nearly 2,000 disabled parolees housed in county jails.

The decision could leave state taxpayers liable for problems at some of the jails, said Jeffrey Callison, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.


Stanislaus County could see decreased state funding for public safety realignment
Ken Carlson, The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County officials are preparing for a possible decrease in state funding for the fourth year of public safety realignment.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s state budget proposal in May would provide counties with $949 million for realignment efforts next fiscal year, about $100 million less than this year. County budget years run from July 1 to June 30.