Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

ABC 10 News

Inmates at Folsom Prison created 450 license plates being used this week on official Super Bowl 50 cars in the Bay Area.

The black and gold plates were paid for by the Super Bowl host committee, and are not available to the public. They will be used on official vehicles, and are only allowed to be in use on California's roadways until February 12.

The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say three fewer California inmates were sickened by a Legionnaires' disease outbreak last year than originally reported.

The federal official who controls prison medical care reported Monday that 78 inmates became ill at San Quentin State Prison in August and September.

Spokeswoman Joyce Hayhoe says medical experts reduced the count after

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Jessica Calefati and Tracey Kaplan, Bay Area News Group

SACRAMENTO-  Conceding that a tough-on-crime law he signed four decades ago had failed miserably because of “unintended consequences,” Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday unveiled a ballot measure aimed at allowing nonviolent felons to seek early release and shrinking the number of juveniles tried as adults.

If voters approve the initiative in November, thousands of state prison inmates who have already completed their basic sentence and passed a public safety screening would become eligible for parole. And for the first time, offenders who complete rehabilitation programs while behind bars could earn credits for their efforts.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

David Grieder, The Triplicate        

More than 5 dozen protesters rallied Monday afternoon in front of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in Sacramento to voice their opposition to a controversial policy implemented at Pelican Bay State Prison this summer.

Lawyers, activists, former prisoners as well as family members of those currently behind bars came by caravans from across the state to speak outside CDCR on the 6-month anniversary of PBSP’s “welfare check” policy affecting inmates of the prison’s Security Housing Unit (SHU).

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Joel Fox, Fox & Hounds

Which area of government gets the most money in the California General Fund budget? Not a trick question. I’d guess that nearly all of my readers know that the answer is K-12 education. But… most Californians cannot answer that question correctly.

Nearly 42% of Gov. Brown’s proposed budget is dedicated to K-12 education, by far the largest share of the state budget. However, in the Public Policy Institute of California poll released last week only 15% of adults and 17% of likely voters could