Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


On June 22, 2015, a minimum-security inmate walked away from the Minimum Support Facility of Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), which is located in south Monterey County, near Soledad.

Inmate Tevis M. Stephens was unaccounted for at approximately 9:15 p.m. He was captured by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Department at approximately 11:10 p.m. in Soledad, and taken into custody by the SVSP Investigative Services Unit approximately 15 minutes later.



More than 150 inmates in California prisons have died of drug overdoses since 2006. That's three times the national average. The secretary of the state's corrections department Jeffrey Beard recently told lawmakers that illegal drugs are "rampant in the prisons." We discuss how illicit drugs are getting into the prisons despite the state's ramped-up efforts to stop smuggling, which include drug-detecting scanners, dogs and strip searches of visitors.


Napa Valley Register

Cal Fire reported that the fast-moving wildfire in Chiles Valley on Tuesday afternoon was 80 percent contained by day's end.

Officials estimated that the blaze, which was reported shortly before 2:30 p.m. at 3040 Chiles Pope Valley Road, had burned 38 acres.

Pushed by gusty winds, the fire initially threatened a residence, but was beaten back by air and ground firefighting forces, said Cal Fire Capt. Joe Fletcher.