Thursday, October 15, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Why Mark Zuckerberg is hanging out in San Quentin

By Laurie Segall, CNNMoney

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg spent time behind bars for his latest cause: criminal justice.
Along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, Zuckerberg visited San Quentin, one of California's most notorious prisons. 

By Chris Rooney Marinscope contributor
As San Quentin State Prison takes steps to return to normalcy following an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease, officials from the Marin Department of Health and Human Services continue to monitor the situation.
The prison has experienced six confirmed cases of the severe form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease and 85 people experiencing similar symptoms. Seven of the afflicted people were hospitalized.

Mark Zuckerberg visits San Quentin prison, says criminal justice system 'isn't working'
By Jillian D'Onfro

Inspired by the book "The New Jim Crow" which he read earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited California's San Quentin State Prison Tuesday afternoon.

"The New Jim Crow" by Michelle Alexander, a law professor and civil rights advocate, explores the idea that the "war on drugs" has unfairly led to the mass incarceration of non-violent black and Latino males as well as their treatment as second-class citizens once they get out of prison.

Zuckerberg read it earlier this year as part of his "Year of Books" challenge, and decided to visit the Marin County prison with his wife Priscilla Chan to see first-hand what prison conditions are like by talking to inmates and staff.

REENTRY

Richmond: New re-entry center unveiled for former inmates

By Karina Ioffee

RICHMOND -- When Edward Williams entered the prison system in 1984, the Internet was an unknown, and he'd never touched a computer.
Once his murder sentence was over three decades later and he arrived back home, Williams felt like he had been dropped on a new planet. Everyone jabbered on cellphones and talked about apps. Most of his relatives, and many friends, were dead, and he now had to think about how he would earn money instead of having tasks assigned to him.