Friday, November 6, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips



SACRAMENTO (AP) — California is set to release plans to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, a change that comes nearly a decade after the state last put an inmate to death.

The single drug would replace the three drugs used in 2006.

Gov. Jerry Brown said three years ago that California would consider a single-drug lethal injection. However, the process lagged partly due to a nationwide shortage of execution drugs.


Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The attorneys for former NFL player Lawrence Phillips, accused in a prison murder, released a statement about what they contend is "false information" reported in the media.

The written statement begins, "We are looking forward to defending Lawrence Phillips at trial before an unbiased jury, and we certainly do not wish to try this case in the media."


Judith Scherr, Contra Costa Times

BERKELEY -- Some 80,000 to 100,000 prisoners across the country languish in solitary confinement, housed in windowless cells the size of bathrooms for 22 to 24 hours a day, said Ron Stief, executive director of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

"You cannot continue to treat these people with methods that count as torture," Stief said, speaking at a Nov. 4 forum "On Trial: Solitary Confinement" at the Northbrae Community Church in North Berkeley.