Thursday, February 18, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

An inmate who died Monday night after he was found unresponsive in his cell at California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom has been identified by prison authorities as 53-year-old Darryl Staples.

Staples’ cellmate, Rambo M. Martin, 26, has been identified as a suspect in the death, which is being investigated as a homicide, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release.

DEATH PENALTY

Vince Cestone and Alecia Reid, KRON

MARIN COUNTY (KRON) — Most inmates spend decades on death row.

Life on that dangerous cell block can obviously take its toll.

KRON’s Alecia Reid went behind the prison walls at San Quentin in Part 2 of our 5-part series. She was granted access the media hasn’t been granted for years.

She took a closer look at the conditions inside one of the world’s most notorious prisons, along with the privileges some good-behaving inmates get.

Evan Anstey, News 4

MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — San Quentin sits in Marin County, California, on the banks of the San Francisco Bay.

Behind the 22-foot high walls are hundreds of the state’s worst offenders.

The prison is filling up fast. And the Department of Corrections is running out of room to house these inmates.