Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

California Prisons
California regains control over healthcare at Folsom prison
By Paige St. John
The state has regained full control of one of its prisons for the first time since 2006, when a federal court stripped California of control over its sprawling inmate healthcare system.
J. Clark Kelso, the overseer of prison medical care and spending, returned responsibility for the health of some 2,400 inmates at Folsom State Prison to California’s corrections department on Monday.

California Begins to Regain Control of Prison Health Care
By The Associated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California on Monday began regaining responsibility for its prison health care system after nearly a decade of federal control and billions of dollars in improvements.
A court-appointed receiver returned medical care at Folsom State Prison to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the first of many steps toward ending a long-running lawsuit.

CDCR Parole
What’s life without parole really like?
My news LA
A documentary on prisoners serving life sentences without the possibility of parole at California State Prison, Los Angeles County will premiere on HBO Aug. 3, the premium pay cable channel.
“Toe Tag Parole: To Live and Die on Yard A,” focuses on the 600 men living at the Progressive Programming Facility, who seek self-improvement and spiritual growth through education, art and music therapy, religious services and participation in peer-group sessions.

Corrections related
Man convicted in Guardsman's shooting death gets life in prison
Reported by: Fatima Rahmatullah
Las Vegas (KSNV News3LV) – For the family of Dylan Salazar it was an emotional day in court, as the man responsible for his death, Julio Renteria, was sentenced this afternoon to life in prison.
“It has been 14 months, seven days and approximately seven hours since my world stopped turning,” says mother, Denise Alexander. “It seems like yesterday. The pain is indescribable.”

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation v. California State Personnel Board (McCauley)
The Recorder
The Fifth Appellate District reversed a judgment. The court held that the state's rejection of a prison guard's promotion that was effective after the promoted guard had completed his probationary period was fatally deficient under applicable law.