Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips



A correctional officer working at High Desert State Prison (HDSP) was killed Feb. 1 in a solo-vehicle accident near Reno.

Officer John Abraham began his career with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) as a cadet at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center on Oct. 6, 2014.


Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

Q: Can you tell me the status of Richard A. Jiron, who was convicted and incarcerated around January 2009?

John, Sacramento

A: Richard Albert Jiron admitted to a dozen felonies and misdemeanors in more than 20 attacks on women in midtown and downtown Sacramento in 2002 and 2003.


The Sacramento Bee

At 11,459 pages, the political action committee finance statement filed by the California Correctional Peace Officers Association Monday night is a hefty tome and quite possible a record-setter for the largest disclosure ever filed by a PAC.

More importantly, the $8.2 million the document reports that the association collected the last six months of 2015 indicates the union is ready to play in California’s election-year politics.

Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bollywood Trade

NOTE: Tim Robbins is the founder of the Actors’ Gang, which operates the Prison Project arts program in several state prisons.

The Berlinale Camera has been awarded since 1986. Until 2003 it was donated by Berlin-based jeweller David Goldberg. From 2004 through 2013 Georg Hornemann Objects, a Dusseldorf-based atelier, sponsored the trophy, which goldsmith Hornemann then redesigned for the Berlinale in 2008: Modelled on a real camera, the Berlinale Camera has 128 finely crafted individual components. Many of these silver and titanium parts, such as the swivel head and tripod, are movable.

Since 1986 the Berlin International Film Festival has presented the Berlinale Camera to film personalities or institutions to which it feels particularly indebted and wishes to express its thanks.At the 66th Berlin International Film Festival, three personalities will be awarded the Berlinale Camera: producer, cinema operator and film distributor Ben Barenholtz (USA); actor, director, writer and producer Tim Robbins (USA); and cinema operator Marlies Kirchner (Germany).