Thursday, December 24, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips


Matt Martin, KALW

On Christmas Day at 5pm, tune in to hear Stories from San Quentin,” a special broadcast from Life of the Law featuring powerful human stories of prisoners, staff and volunteers at California oldest prison.

Recorded at the San Quentin Chapel on December 5th, the event was a co-production of Life of the Law, the San Quentin News, the San Quentin Prison Report, the Society of Professional Journalists/Northern California Chapter, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. 

On KALW December 25th at 5pm, and rebroadcast on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 7pm.


Ryan McCarthy, Fairfield Daily Republic
VACAVILLE — The state agency report concluding health care at the Solano State Prison is inadequate includes findings of either no hand soap or no disposable towels in six inmate patient restrooms as well as problems with exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
Several clinics lacked easily accessible protective equipment to control exposure to blood-borne pathogens, according to the Office of the Inspector General report released Tuesday.
Orange County Register, Opinion

Holding government accountable is hard enough, but it’s even harder when prisons are involved. A report released last week by the Office of the Inspector General reveals some disturbing, though perhaps unsurprising, patterns of abuse by prison guards at High Desert State Prison in Susanville, and a code of silence fostered in large part and supported by the powerful prison guards union.

The 113-page report discusses how inmate appeals have “been read and destroyed,” a “culture of racism and lack of acceptance of ethnic differences” has developed and use of force incidents are more common than they should be.


Kellie Hicks, Soledad Bee

Last week the Cyclopaths, a riding group made up officers, personel and employees of Correctional Training Facility (CTF) - Soledad, Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP), CTF- Camp Gabilan, Department of State Hospitals (DSH) - Salinas Valley and Salinas Valley Parole officers presented a donation to the Veterans Day Parade committee.
Jessica Rogness, Vacaville Reporter

Dixon Family Services will bloom at the start of the new year. They just need mulch and some more shovel-wielding volunteers.

Alan Goforth, BenefitsPro
Whether they realize it or not, the vast majority of American businesses have one or more employees with a criminal record.

“Around 70 million Americans have some type of record, but most are either old records or fairly minor ones,” says Michelle Natividad Rodriguez, senior staff attorney for the National Employment Law Project in Oakland, California. “Having a record doesn't necessarily translate into being a bad worker or being untrustworthy. It shows you made a mistake at some point in your life.”

However, that doesn’t mean employers are rushing to hire former prisoners, especially in a tight job market.Description: