Thursday, June 11, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PAROLE

The Democrat

A West Sacramento man convicted of a 1978 murder has been denied parole for the eighth time, the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office reported.

Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced that Douglas Bentley was denied parole on Thursday by a two-commissioner panel of the Board of Parole Hearings. The hearing took place at California State Prison in Folsom.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Tauhid Chappell, News 10, and Doug Stanglin, USA Today

As a massive manhunt continues across the nation for two convicted New York killers who fled a maximum-security prison that hadn't been breached in 150 years, a Northern California prison, that once harbored one of the FBI's current most wanted fugitives and was included in two famous Johnny Cash songs, has had its fair share of escapes.

Folsom State Prison, which was one of the nation's first maximum-security prisons and California's second-oldest prison, has had its own infamous prison-break attempts over its 137 year history.

DEATH PENALTY

Stephanie Weldy,, Visalia Times Delta

Thirty-four years have passed since Michael Hamilton killed his 27-year-old pregnant wife with the squeeze of a shotgun trigger, a reload, and another blast.

But despite the years that have passed, emotions are still deeply embedded in the case against Hamilton — a man now 63 years old who has before called death row home.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Laurie Guevara-Stone, GreenBiz

Talk of building energy-efficiency retrofits usually focuses on commercial offices. But there’s another type of building—prisons—where the non-energy benefits of those retrofits really stand out in stark relief. True to their name, deep energy retrofits generate a suite of deep retrofit values that are quantifiable and go well beyond straightforward energy cost savings, such as rents, sales and lease-up rates, employee health and productivity and more.

In office environments, the beyond-energy-cost value-add of deep retrofits is subtler, but prisons are a world of extreme contrasts where we can more plainly see the impact of deep retrofit value.

Melissa Pamer, KTLA5

A Long Beach felon was charged Wednesday after allegedly breaking into the home of an 88-year-old Harbor City woman and raping her, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Emmanuel Stanley Reales, 40, was charged with forcible rape, forcible oral copulation, and first-degree residential burglary with a person present.