Monday, December 7, 2015

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Fresno rapist and murderer headed for death row

By Sontaya Rose, ABC30

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) – A serial rapist and murderer is now headed to San Quentin State Penitentiary. Eddie Ricky Nealy was sentenced to death for murdering two women, raping them and several others during the past two decades.

Nealy showed no reaction or emotion when he heard his death sentence. But, Friday, his attorney was still fighting for his client. "There's no doubt about it," attorney Eric Green said. "Eddie Ricky Nealy is a bad guy. He's done a lot of bad things in his life, but his murder conviction from the guilt phase was relayed totally on very weak, I would argue, almost anorexic evidence and it could be overturned on appeal."

Prison says no to inmate’s $50 canteen lawsuit compromise
By Ryan McCarthy. Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — A Solano State Prison inmate, who wants $500 because officials took his copy of Smooth magazine, said $50 worth of canteen items would resolve his small claims case, a resolution turned down by a prison representative.

William Brown II said prison officials in Vacaville did not allow the New York City-based magazine because of a short story’s depiction of a sex act.




CALIFORNIA PRISONS

New warden takes over Chino prison

By Associated Press, Champion Newspaper


Dean Borders was named interim warden at California Institution for Men in Chino on Monday, taking over for interim warden Tim Perez, who retired.

Mr. Borders is the seventh warden since Warden Aref Fakhoury retired Dec. 30, 2011.



CORRECTIONS RELATED

County to create task force to assist ex-convicts

By Wave Wire Services, Los Angeles Wave


LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Dec. 1 to form a task force to help non-violent ex-convicts update their records under Proposition 47 and to link them to jobs and services.

Proposition 47 — dubbed by supporters as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act — was approved by 59.6 percent of California voters in 2014. It reduced some non-violent drug and property crimes — such as shoplifting, receiving stolen property and writing bad checks of less than $950 — from felonies to misdemeanors.

Police seize crystal meth, firearms and more in Soledad

By Chelcey Adami, The Californian

Authorities found crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, a loaded firearm, ammunition and more while conducting a vehicle check and home search in southern Monterey County on Thursday.

Around 11:55 a.m., members of the Southern Monterey County Violence Suppression Collaboration conducted a surveillance and subsequent vehicle check at Oak Park in Greenfield.