Thursday, June 19, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Picture This: Documenting the quiet lives of elderly California inmates
Alex Cohen & A Martínez, Southern California Public Radio

Elderly inmates make up the fastest growing segment of the prison population in the U.S., and they pose their own set of challenges for prisons. States' "tough on crime" sentences have meant that people are staying in prison longer. As they get older, just like the rest of us, they often get sick and some are terminally ill.

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Calif. Crews Nervous After Five Suspicious Wildland Fires
Rick Hurd and Kristin J. Bender, Contra Costa Times

June 18--Oakland fire crews planned to remain in Dimond Canyon through Wednesday, monitoring the wooded area where five suspicious fires provoked a heavy response the day before, officials said.


Board of Supervisors unanimously adopts balanced budget, June 17
Highland Community News

On Tuesday, June 17, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors unanimously adopted a balanced budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.

The budget is geared toward achieving the Countywide Vision, while reflecting the County’s ongoing struggle to cope with a deep economic downturn and dramatic and continuing increases in pension liabilities.


De Luz residents voice concerns about sex offender to authorities at community meeting
Andrea Verdin, Village News

Concerns over how the Sheriff’s Department and parole board inform residents when and where sexual offenders are being released in their area were brought up at a community meeting in De Luz on Saturday, June 14, after area residents became aware that a convicted rapist was living in their community.

De Luz residents began alerting neighbors, public officials, law enforcement, and news media that Barrett Littleton, who served 24 years for raping a 25-year-old Pacific Beach woman twice and forcing her to engage in oral copulation in 1988, had moved into their community. His original sentence was for 48 years, in addition to a 15-year term for three prior sex-related convictions in the 1970s.