Friday, August 28, 2015

Dailty Corrections Clips


Hamed Aleaziz, The San Francisco Chronicle

A Legionnaires’ disease scare was sweeping San Quentin State Prison Friday after an inmate tested positive for the potentially-deadly illness and prompted officials to jump into crisis mode to prevent it from spreading, authorities said.

One prisoner underwent tests at a local hospital Thursday that confirmed he had the disease, which is a type of severe pneumonia, said Dana Simas, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.



SOLEDAD, Monterey County (CBS SF) — A riot involving 90 inmates at a maximum-security prison in Soledad Thursday morning sent two inmates to the hospital and injured others, a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said.

The riot happened shortly before 10 a.m., when several inmates started fighting in a yard at Salinas Valley State Prison, CDCR spokeswoman Dana Simas said.

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An audit says California's prison health care operator cost taxpayers $3 million by paying a contractor just to do paperwork.

The state auditor on Thursday said Correctional Health Care Services paid $17 million to upgrade electrical systems in state prisons beginning in 2011.


James Queally, The Los Angeles Times

Bruce Davis, an associate of Charles Manson who was convicted in two of the nine killings tied to the cult, was found Thursday to be eligible for parole, corrections officials said.

The finding is now subject to a 120-day review and could still be blocked by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to a statement released by the state corrections department.

Sharon Bernstein, Reuters

Bruce Davis, an associate of 1960s mass murderer Charles Manson, was granted parole on Thursday for the fourth time, although previous such decisions have all been reversed.

Davis, 72, was issued a grant of parole for his life sentence for murder and conspiracy, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said. Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, reversed Davis' first grant of parole in 2010, and the state's current governor, Jerry Brown, a Democrat, reversed the next two.

Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. After 43 years in prison and 30 parole hearings, parole officials on Thursday again decided it is safe to free Charles Manson follower Bruce Davis.

They recommended that Davis be paroled in the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea.

Officer Archie Buggs was gunned down in 1978
Allison Ash, News 10

SAN DIEGO - For the first time in nearly 37 years, Jesse Navarro stopped his car along the 7100 block of Skyline Avenue to talk about what happened there half a lifetime ago.

"It's really a lot of mixed emotions for me," said the former San Diego police officer, who decided to visit the spot in preparation for his plea to the California Parole Board.


Kara Apel, wmc News 5

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The man charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two 18-year-old women has been returned to Nashville from a California prison.

Patrick Lamonte Streater is accused of stabbing Exotic Tan employees Tiffany Campbell and Melissa Dawn Chilton on Feb. 22, 1996. Their manager found the victims after he couldn't get in touch with them by phone.


Karen Kucher, The San Diego Union Tribune

Chula Vista Police Chief David Bejarano has been appointed to the California Board of State and Community Corrections, a three-year term on a board that oversees adult and juvenile criminal justice systems. Gov. Jerry Brown's office announced the appointment, which requires Senate confirmation, on Wednesday.

Bejarano, 58, of Bonita, has been chief of police in Chula Vista since 2009.

Folsom Telegraph

The Folsom City Council unanimously approved a master plan for the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience Tuesday, featuring public art that honors one of the world’s most famous country musicians and his influence on the City of Folsom.

The public art project on the City of Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail will include eight pieces of artwork and a three-acre park honoring the ‘Man in Black.’

A look at the push to design correctional facilities for rehabilitation rather than punishment.
Linda Poon, The Atlantic

With its grassy fields, brightly colored walls, and wide open spaces, the Las Colinas Detention and Re-Entry Facility in San Diego County, California, looks more like a college campus than a jail for women. Communal buildings have large windows to allow in plenty of natural light, and designers have replaced stainless-steel furniture with items made from wood and softly colored plastic. Outside, walking paths guide inmates from one building to another, and the central quad lets inmates interact with each other.

For this particular jail, which in 2014 replaced a bleak and overcrowded facility built in the 1960s, the county and the designers looked to higher-education campuses for inspiration. It’s certainly a different way of thinking about adult correctional facilities. But with traditional designs heavily focused on punishment and failing to reduce the rate of recidivism, this new approach could be a model for the future.