Friday, December 11, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. — Barton "Sky" Buenavista, a  48-year-old Marine and father of two who has served 20 years for unarmed robbery, earlier this year made an unusual request: to extend his time in prison by one year so he could take software coding classes.

Buenavista is one of 21 inmates at San Quentin State Prison just north of San Francisco who graduated this week from a first-of-its-kind tech incubator that trains inmates to code as well as design and pitch their projects to technology investors, executives and fellow coders, much like "demo days" held just miles away in Silicon Valley.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

The San Francisco Chronicle

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California corrections officials say three inmates were treated at an outside hospital after a fight that involved more than 130 inmates at a state prison near San Diego.

Prison spokesman Lt. Philip Bracamonte says two inmates began fighting before noon Thursday at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. Other inmates in the medium-security exercise yard soon joined in.