Thursday, November 19, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Ryoko Hanano was killed and her husband was paralyzed.
RAFU

SANTA ANA — The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) said Wednesday it is opposing the parole of an inmate convicted of the special circumstances shooting murder of a woman and permanently injuring the victim’s husband during a robbery.

Nanette Marie Scheid, 54, is currently being held at the California Institute for Women in Corona. She was convicted on Jan. 28, 1991 of one felony count of first-degree murder, two felony counts of first-degree robbery, and one felony count of attempted robbery, and sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

R. Scott Moxley, OC Weekly

Caught standing nude except for socks, holding a stainless steel frying pan and hovering inches away from a sleeping Anaheim women in the middle of the night, Erik John Freund insists law enforcement officials misunderstand his criminal intentions.

Freund, a cross dresser with a cocaine habit, says he'd entered the women's bedroom merely to try on and steal her fashionable clothes, but cops, prosecutors and a 2009 jury concluded the shocked victim awoke and interrupted an attempted rape.

The Sacramento Bee

Q: What happened in the Rayshun Cunningham case? I know he supposedly got life. It happened years ago in Sacramento.

Denise, Sacramento

A: A jury found Rayshun Cunningham guilty of second-degree murder in the July 2003 shooting death of 27-year-old Armando Richard Toro.

He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

REALIGNMENT

Monica Vaughan, Appeal Democrat

Four years ago, the state implemented public safety realignment, a policy that, in part, transferred the responsibility of housing and supervising some criminal offenders from the state to counties.

Each county was directed to assemble a Community Corrections Partnership to create plans to implement the policy, including decisions about how to spend millions in state funds directed to counties for implementation.

OPINION

Tammerlin Drummond, Oakland Tribune

If someone tells you they have "been away," the first thing that probably comes to mind is they were on vacation. Yet in poor African-American and Latino communities where incarceration rates are sky high, the term is often a euphemism for jail or prison.

"In East Oakland, we know many people of color who are 'away' or on parole or probation at any given time," says Oakland poet Linda Norton.