Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


The Fresno Bee

DELANO- A Kern Valley State Prison inmate died within an hour of being found unresponsive in his cell Sunday evening, and his cellmate has been named a suspect in his death.

Brandon J. Lowery, 30, was found unresponsive at 8:30 p.m. and pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m., staff at the Delano prison said. He was serving a 10-year sentence for robbery and transporting a controlled substance.


Eduardo Santiago, KYMA

CALIPATRIA, Calif. – A woman suspected of smuggling heroin into Calipatria State Prison was arrested over the weekend.
Prison officials say, 25-year-old, Stephanie Nicole Martinez was approved to visit Jason Avila, who’s in prison for robbery.

During the visit officers noticed the two acting suspiciously and separated them.


On being pent up.
Rahsaan Thomas, The Marshall Project

“Chow release in five minutes,” the voice of a correction officer says over the North Block PA system, waking me up from an erotic dream.

I close my eyes and think of Disney’s characters, hoping the G-rated images chase away some of the insatiable desire. I imagine Daffy Duck slapping Mickey Mouse. Goofy appears, trying to break up the fight. Then Minnie Mouse shows up in a short skirt, with fishnet stockings, and...

Stop that.