Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips



CDCR NEWS

California officials set inmate sex resassignment rules

By The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. —California prison officials are setting the first standards for which transgender inmates should receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery after spending years in court fighting to block the operations.


In a policy that took effect Tuesday and was reviewed by The Associated Press, prison mental health professionals would refer the inmates for the surgery. To qualify for the surgery, inmates must be diagnosed with what is formally known as gender dysphoria; have expressed a desire for sex-reassignment surgery for at least two years; and have lived as a member of the preferred gender for at least 12 months.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

BY SETH HEMMELGARN

A new book chronicling the lives of nine transgender women across the country who have been incarcerated comes amid historic progress for such prisoners.
“The Women of San Quentin: Soul Murder of Transgender Women in Male Prisons,” by Kristin Schreier Lyseggen, was released in September.

REALIGNMENT

California’s Justice Realignment and Prop 47 And the Rising Crime Rate

By Dwight Cromie 

RIVERSIDE, CA, USA, Double digit increases in crime may be an early warning sign of what’s to come as a result of California’s sweeping justice realignment system and the passage of Proposition 47. Riverside County District Attorney Michael A. Hestrin discussed what’s behind the recent uptick in crime as part of the continuing Randall Lewis Seminar Series presented by the UC Riverside School of Public Policy’s Center for Sustainable Suburban Development. 
 
Violent crime jumped more than 10-percent in Riverside County between January and June this year compared to 2014. The County’s top prosecutor suspects that double digit increase may be an early warning sign of what’s to come as a result of California’s sweeping justice realignment system and the passage of Proposition 47.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Convicted Napa murderer waives parole for 3 years

By Register Staff 
 
Roberto Cendejas, who was convicted of Napa's gang drive-by murder of Michael Arreguin in 1998, waived his first parole hearing earlier this month at Mule Creek state prison in Amador County.
Cendejas, now 34, is one of four men convicted of the drive-by killing, Napa County District Attorney Gary Lieberstein reported.