Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

California inmates
Illinois fugitive is also San Diego runaway

Joshua Drinnon escaped en route back to Donovan prison
Dave Rice, San Diego Reader

After a two-day manhunt, law-enforcement officials in Illinois conceded defeat in locating a prisoner who'd escaped from custody at a rest stop last week. Joshua Drinnon was being transported back to San Diego's R. J. Donovan Correctional Facility, where he was serving a sentence for armed robbery.

California Parole
Craig Tanber, Once Held in HB Man's 2004 Murder, Wanted in Shayan Mazroei Slaying

Matt Coker, OC Weekly

"A documented gang member with a significant criminal history," and who should be considered armed and dangerous, is being sought for the stabbing murder of a 22-year-old Laguna Niguel man Monday, according to Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Hallock. How significant? Suspect Craig Tanber was previously arrested for the murder of an OC man in 2004.

Board OK’s Reward Money for Info on Fugitive Parolee Sex Offenders

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance based on a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich allowing reward offers for information that may assist law enforcement in locating or apprehending sex offenders who abscond while on parole or probation.

“Today’s action expands the county’s ability to offer rewards as incentive for the public to help law enforcement locate and apprehend dangerous sex predators who have failed to comply with certain terms and conditions of supervision,” said Antonovich. “While GPS ankle bracelets are intended to track and monitor offenders – they do not prevent them from committing new crimes as many of these criminals have broken or removed them in committing crimes.”

Corrections Related
L.A. County Claims Success in Jail Reform

Matt Reynolds, Courthouse News Service

LOS ANGELES (CN) - Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday that jail reforms instituted to curb excessive violence against inmates are working.
     The ACLU of Southern California outlined allegations of official violence against prisoners in its 2011 report " Cruel and Usual Punishment : How a Savage Gang of Deputies Controls LA County Jails." In response, a Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence was formed to investigate.

Wrongfully convicted man pushes for bill to help those exonerated
Man wrongly serves 17 years in prison
KCRA 3 News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KCRA) —A man who served 17 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is now at the Capitol, pushing for services to help those who are wrongfully convicted.
When Obie Anthony was released from prison years ago, the 40-year-old had to decide how he viewed the wrong that was done to him.
Anthony decided to remain an optimist.