Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Maghan Hunt, abc

SUSANVILLE, Calif. - A minimum-security inmate from the California Correctional Center is back in custody Wednesday after authorities said he walked away from the Valley View Conservation Camp on Monday.

On Tuesday around 11 a.m., an officer with the Santa Maria Police Department captured inmate Jorge A. Macedo in Santa Maria at an area motel. Macedo attempted to avoid capture, but the officer used physical force to take Macedo into custody.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Emily Heil, The Washington Post

Hey, isn’t that… noted liberal actor-vist Tim Robbins, proving that he knows where the real center of Washington power is by catching an early dinner at Joe’s Seafood on Tuesday night?

The suit-clad Robbins (whiter hair than you’d expect and dining with a unidentified woman, a spy says) blended in at official Washington’s unofficial watering hole. Researching his role as SecState Walter Larson in the HBO comedy “The Brink”?

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- As late-morning sun streams through narrow prison windows, convicted killer Scott Abram stands beside a fellow inmate, speaks quietly to him and starts singing "Amazing Grace." The prisoner appears to smile, but it's difficult to gauge his response. He is dying.

He passes away two days later in early September.

Abram is a counselor trained in a national ministry program who sees his volunteer work as part of his own growth. Behind bars since the early 1990s for murder, he has gotten used to spending time with male prison friends as they die in rooms 205 or 206 on the second floor of the state's prison for chronically ill inmates.

Adam Randall, Ukiah Daily Journal

Talen Barton had little to say Tuesday morning in Mendocino County Superior Court as his guilty sentence was confirmed in the July murders of a Laytonville family whom he had been living with for nearly two years.

Upon his prison commitment becoming final, Barton is expected to be handed-off by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation at San Quentin State Prison, according to MCSO Capt. Tim Pearce.