Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

The Salinas Californian

Gov. Jerry Brown has announced that William Muniz, 51, of King City, has been appointed warden at the Salinas Valley State Prison, where he has been acting warden since 2014 and has served in several positions since 1998, including chief deputy administrator, correctional administrator, captain, lieutenant and sergeant.

Muniz served as a correctional officer at the Correctional Training Facility, Soledad, from 1994 to 1998. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,204. Muniz is a Republican.

The Reporter

A warden for the California Medical Facility was officially appointed to the post by the governor on Monday.

Robert Fox, 46, of Vacaville, has been appointed warden at CMF in Vacaville, where he has been acting warden since 2014, according to a statement from the governor’s press office. In addition to Fox’s appointment, the statement announced six other appointed positions to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) facilities statewide.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Ericka So, ABC7      

A convicted killer from Shasta County sentenced to 25-years-to-life in prison for the 1985 murder of a Redding woman is scheduled to be released.

Howard Glen Burgess, 85, was scheduled to be released from the California Medical Facility in Vacaville Monday, after nearly 30 years in prison.

The victim’s family said they only learned five days ago that their mother’s killer would be allowed to walk out of prison.

OPINION

Logan Jenkins, U-T San Diego

What do the following individuals have in common?

Bernard Hamilton; Richard Gonzales Samayoa; Ronaldo Ayala; Hector Ayala; David Allen Lucas; Kurt Michaels; Christopher Box; Dean Carter; Billy Ray Waldon; Rudolph Jose Roybal; LaTwon Reginald Weaver; Cleophus Prince, Jr.; Steven Bell; Jaime Hoyos; Bryan Maurice Jones; Robert Jurado, Jr.; Randall Clark Wall; Kerry Dalton; Johnaton George; Brandon Arnae Taylor; Ramon Jay Rogers; Ivan Gonzales; Veronica Utilia Gonzales; Correll Lamont Thomas; Susan Eubanks; David Alan Westerfield; Calvin Lamont Parker; Scott Erskine; George Williams, Jr.; Michael Flinner; Eric Anderson; Jeffrey Scott Young; Manuel Bracamontes, Jr.; Adrian Camacho; Tecumseh Colbert; Jean Pierre Rices; Derlyn Ray Threats.

If you answered that every one is a resident of California’s Death Row, sentenced in San Diego County for capital crimes committed here, you’re on the money, lots of money.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times

Vincent Bugliosi was asked in 2009 – around the 40th anniversary of the infamous Manson murders – why the case has endured for so long.

“The very name ‘Manson’ has become a metaphor for evil, and evil has its allure,” said Bugliosi, the prosecutor who got guilty verdicts in the mass murder case. In the summer of 1969, Charles Manson and his murderous “family” went on a rampage in Los Angeles that left nine people dead. Victims of the so-called Tate-LaBianca murders included actress Sharon Tate (wife of director Roman Polanski) and Los Feliz residents Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.