Thursday, December 3, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Board denies parole to ‘San Francisco Witch Killer’

Paul Elias, Associated Press

One of two so-called "San Francisco witch killers" was denied parole Wednesday, state prison officials said.

A California parole board found Suzan Carson, 73, unfit for early release and scheduled her next parole consideration for 2030, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Luis Patino said.


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Bill would require California state prisons to distribute condoms

Viji Sundaram, New America Media

OAKLAND – “My husband came out of prison in 1993 and infected me with HIV,” said Vicky Blake.

Blake, 57, was among five panelists who shared their stories about how they contracted HIV from their partners, or infected them with it. At least three of the panelists had partners who had contracted the disease while in state prison.

They spoke at a press conference held by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, to observe World AIDS Day. Bonta’s office used the occasion to give a status report on where the state stood on implementing a bill he introduced last year that requires all of the state’s 35 prisons to distribute condoms to its inmates.


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Dave Navarro’s ‘Mourning Son’ tells the story of his mother’s murder

Mark Yarm, New York Times

One morning in 2013, the rock musician Dave Navarro and his best friend, Todd Newman, pulled into the visitors’ parking lot at San Quentin State Prison in a stretch limousine. They had traveled from Los Angeles, six hours away, with a plan to pay an unannounced visit to the man responsible for the 1983 murders of Mr. Navarro’s mother, Connie Navarro, and a close friend of hers, Sue Jory.


“I happen to have one of these conditions where if I’m afraid of something, I have to do it,” Mr. Navarro said of his decision to seek out the inmate, John Riccardi.

Peninsula Cold Case Project: 1982 cold cases may be related
Mariana Hicks, KION

On Wednesday, a major announcement involving two cold cases on the Monterey Peninsula. Law enforcement agencies are linking two homicides that are three decades old.

In August 1982, 18-year-old Sheila Chavez went missing. She was last seen waiting for a bus in Carmel Valley. Her body was found more than a month later in a ravine behind the Monterey Public Library. Police say she died from blunt force trauma and asphyxiation.