Thursday, May 7, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


Prisons, jails take steps to reduce water usage, too
Officials without equipment to monitor, limit jail water usage
Claire Doan, KCRA 3 News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —In the midst of a historic drought in California, jail and prison officials are trying to cut back on water usage behind bars.

The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department announced Wednesday that it, too, is taking steps toward more water reduction as state leaders seek further water cuts.


Inmates prepare to fight wildfires
Jeremy Linder, KRCR TV

PAYNES CREEK, Calif. -Hundreds of inmates are in Paynes Creek this week training to fight wildfires.

Since Monday, each group has been showing their skills at Ishi Conservation Camp for the 30th annual preparedness exercise.  It covers nine different minimum security camps and is the largest in California.

Inmate Fire Fighters Prep For Summer  


when wildfires grow-- cal fire needs a little back up. that's why minimum security inmates are trained to help. it's all part of an agreement between cal fire and the California Department of corrections and rehabilitation.

California transgender inmate's lawyers seek swift surgery
Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Attorneys for a transgender prison inmate said Wednesday that she could have sex reassignment surgery as early as next month if California correctional officials quickly approve the procedure.

Corrections officials said they are working to schedule the surgery but need more time.


New use agreement will pay for upgrades at city-owned firing range in Galt

Jennifer Bonnett, News-Sentinel

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will pay the city of Galt $300,000 annually to use the city-owned gun range under a use agreement adopted by the city council at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

However, the Boy Scouts of America or any other private organization will be unable to use it under liability insurance regulations reaffirmed at the meeting.

Suspect in La Verne couple’s slaying named, was already in custody for another crime

Stephanie K. Baer, The Whittier Daily News

MONTEREY PARK - A 23-year-old man who has been in custody since mid-January on an unrelated charge was named Wednesday as a suspect in the December slaying of an elderly La Verne couple.

DNA evidence, surveillance video and witness identifications linked Luke Fabela to the fatal stabbing and beating of Armie “Troy” Isom, 89, and wife Shirley Isom, 74, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials said during a news conference at department headquarters in Monterey Park.