Friday, June 6, 2014

Daily Corrections Clips


Arts-In-Corrections Program Returns To California Prisons
Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Amita Sharma, KPBS

Inmates in California prisons have a whole lot of time and not much to do with it. Some people would say that's as it should be.

But many of those prisoners will get out someday so programs that help teach skills and turn lives around generally are accepted as a good idea.

2 injured during NorCal inmate attack
Jail-made weapon involved
KCRA 3 News

SUSANVILLE, Calif. —Investigators in Northern California say two inmates have been injured during an attempted murder at a maximum-security prison.

Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Andy Beck said in a statement that the Investigative Services Unit at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, California, is looking into the murder attempt, which occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Thursday.


Regional Prison Realignment Operation Nets Nine Long Beach Arrests
Jonathan Van Dyke, Gazettes

The Long Beach Police Department joined a large public safety coalition to conduct a compliance check in relations to the state prison realignment, which resulted in nine arrests

Does releasing inmates early cut crime? One study says maybe
Rina Palta, Southern California Public Radio

Letting offenders out of jail early may have the counter-intuitive effect of lowering crime.
At least that's what a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts finds. The study contains some of the first evidence that letting offenders out early from jail and prison — under community supervision — lowers crime.


Note: The information in the story just below that was allegedly “uncovered” by CBS13 is actually posted and easily found on the CDCR website.

CBS13 Uncovers Sex Offenders Who Have Slipped Their Monitoring Devices
Anjali Hemphill, CBS 13 News

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — In recent months, dozens of parolees have disappeared from the California Department of Corrections’ radar, CBS13 has learned.

A parole agent supervisor told CBS13 that police are usually able to track down offenders who disarm their monitoring devices within 24 hours. But we found several in the area who have avoided police for much longer.


Sister mourns Atascadero State Hospital patient strangled in dorm
Tonya Strickland, The Tribune

The patient killed at Atascadero State Hospital last week has been identified by his family as Kevin Allan Turner, 53, of Washington.

Turner has a criminal history in Los Angeles dating back to the 1980s that is peppered with convictions for burglary, petty theft and involuntary manslaughter, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation records show.

Charles Manson Free from California Prison Article is Fake
Updated News

Charles Manson was not granted parole, and an article saying he was freed from prison is fake. The fake report was posted on Empire News, a self-described “satire” website.

Orange is the new green produce from prisons
Kate Krader, CNN

The first season of the Netflix hit show Orange is the New Black featured a series of prison food posters, with recipes attached. Among the highlights: Prison Pad Thai (four ingredients: ramen noodles, peanut butter, peanuts and hot sauce) and Prison Tamales with a beef jerky filling.

For those of us who haven't binge-watched all of the second season yet, there's no word yet on what the prison food situation will be (beyond that the show’s cookbook comes out in October). I wonder if the star of the series, Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), will start a garden. Because that’s what’s happening at a lot of prisons around the country.