Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CDCR NEWS

Imperial Valley News

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Sandra Alfaro, 50, of Hanford, has been appointed associate director of high security institutions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where she has served as acting associate director of high security institutions since 2015. Alfaro served as warden at the North Kern State Prison from 2012 to 2015, chief deputy warden at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran from 2011 to 2012 and associate warden at the Central California Women’s Facility from 2008 to 2011. She served in several positions at Avenal State Prison from 1988 to 2008, including acting associate warden, facility captain, lieutenant, counselor, sergeant and correctional officer. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $148,188. Alfaro is a Republican.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Bill Lindel, The Sacramento Bee

Murderer and Folsom State Prison escapee Glen Stewart Godwin for two decades has been on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list, which celebrated its 66th anniversary on Monday.

The list was created after a reporter for the International News Service approached the FBI about writing a story about the “toughest guys.” The FBI supplied the 10 toughest, and the story was a big hit.

That major story led J. Edgar Hoover to create the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives program on March 14, 1950. Since then, the list of miscreants has included mobsters, child predators, cybercriminals, terrorists, white-collar criminals – and cold-blooded killers such as Godwin.

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

Q: In the early 1990s, the manager of a KFC restaurant on Freeport Boulevard, I believe, was killed by a former employee. What ever happened to the suspect?

Eric, Sacramento

A: Carl Devon Powell was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1992 slaying of 24-year-old Keith McDade, manager of the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant on Freeport Boulevard.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Claudia Cowan, FOX News

California communities may be feeling the fallout from a controversial measure that reduced penalties for a range of crimes, as law enforcement report an uptick in everything from robberies to auto theft – and point the finger squarely at what’s known as Prop 47.

The measure was approved at the ballot box in 2014 and downgraded many nonviolent offenses like property crimes and simple drug offenses from felonies to misdemeanors, part of an effort to reduce prison over-crowding in the state.