Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


Ruben Vives, The Los Angeles Times

State prison inmate Donta Baker was approaching the finish line.

He had just one month to go in a reentry facility in Los Angeles and his four-year sentence for grand theft would be fully served.

Then prison officials said Baker tested positive for marijuana use.

And with that, they said, he allegedly walked out of the reentry facility about 5:20 p.m. Monday. He left behind a GPS device, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.



UPDATE: The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Jason Michael Atkins, 36, of Cambria, was wanted for absconding his parole. Officials say Atkins went to state prison from San Luis Obispo County on September 8, 2011 to serve a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Department officials said Atkins was paroled May 23, 2015 and absconded his parole on February 25, 2016. Officials said a warrant for Atkins' parole was issued that same day.


East County Today

On Monday, Assembly members Susan A. Bonilla (D-Concord) and Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) recognized members of their Districts as Women of the Year during the annual floor ceremony, which honors outstanding women making an impact in their local communities and across the state.

Bonilla named Collette Carroll as the 2016 Assembly District 14 Woman of the Year.

Collette Carroll, a resident of Clayton, California is a 2015 CNN Hero and the President and Executive Director of California Reentry Institute (CRI), a nonprofit organization that prepares and supports men through the transition from prison to freedom. Through her Empowered Reentry Program based out of San Quentin State Prison, Collette provides inmates with the tools and assistance to become contributing members of society, proving that with preparation and support, the cycle of incarceration can be broken.