Friday, January 8, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


CDCR NEWS

The Associated Press

Gov. Jerry Brown says California must keep thousands of inmates in private out-of-state prisons and maintain a dilapidated state lockup to meet its court-ordered prison population cap.

Thursday's budget proposes keeping 4,900 inmates in Arizona and Mississippi at a cost of $116.2 million.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

The California Rehabilitation Center won’t close this year, as a state official says it will run ‘several years’ more.
Patrick O’Neill, The Press Enterprise

NOTE: “The reporter has been notified that the U.S. Supreme Court did not order population limits, it ratified the limits set by the three-judge panel.”

The Norco prison will remain open for several years so the state can stay below a cap on its inmate population, an official announced Thursday, Jan. 7.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal temporarily extends operations for the California Rehabilitation Center, which had been earmarked for closure by the end of this year.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Jason Kotowski, The Bakersfield Californian

A preliminary hearing for ex-NFL player Lawrence Phillips was confirmed for Tuesday after the murder defendant told a Kern County judge Thursday morning he is sticking with the defense team of Campbell Whitten to represent him.

There was some confusion at first as to whether Phillips, 40, would be switching attorneys. Defense attorney Tony Lidgett spoke with Phillips earlier this week and told the court Thursday he believed he was being retained.

But Phillips, who spent a half hour before court speaking with attorney Jesse Whitten, told Judge Michael G. Bush that Whitten will remain his attorney.

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

Q: Whatever happened to the suspect in the killing of a Rancho Cordova man in 1993? The victim, who went by the nickname C.C., was found by his sister dead with a gunshot to the head in his own apartment.

Michelle, Rio Linda

A: Lernard Alfonzo Temple was convicted of first-degree murder the death of 32-year-old Christopher Cottonreader in June 1993.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

CrimeSider

HAYWARD, Calif. -- A woman caught on video shouting insults at Muslim men praying in a California park last month pleaded not guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor charges for the incident, CBS SF Bay Area reports.

Denise Slader, 50, is scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward on Feb. 26 for a pretrial hearing on the alleged battery against the two victims in the Dec. 6 incident, according to the station. Slader has also been charged with a hate-crime.