Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


Dom Pruett, The Reporter

The cast donned makeshift costumes. The audience looked on in matching blue uniforms. And in the back of the fully lit room, guards stood at alert — eyes fixed on the inmates rather than the production at hand.

In the unlikeliest of settings, inside California State Prison, Solano’s Gymnasium, Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” was performed Saturday evening.

On this night, over six months of rehearsals from a group of the prison’s level two inmates materialized in front of approximately 150 of their peers: a night when they were provided a momentary break from their lives of confinement.


Meet the heroes changing our community in big and small ways: A woman who knits caps for babies, a program that gives inmates a second chance, a man who inspires kids to get active, and a shelter where families get the support they need to transform their lives.

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

Q: What happened to the teenager who killed his mom, I believe, in Rocklin in the 1990s? If I recall correctly, he subsequently held a party at the house and tried to dump the body into the Rocklin quarry.

Bryan, Carmichael

A: Steven Matthew Schultz was convicted of murder for the July 1997 slaying of his mother, Barbara Schultz, whose weighted body was found floating in a water-filled quarry.

A week earlier, her then 17-year-old son had started driving her car around town and entertaining friends at their Rocklin home.


Ali Winston, Reveal

One mild fall evening, two deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s gang unit headed into the streets of Carson, California, where palm trees are tagged with gang graffiti and street signs in some neighborhoods are turned around or removed to confuse outsiders.

The deputies, Jon Boden and Alfredo Garcia, had a big job to do. As part of the Operation Safe Streets Bureau, they were expected to get a handle on gang violence in the cities of Carson and Compton.

The intent of that evening’s patrol was to prevent shootings – but the deputies also were on the hunt for intelligence about gang feuds and activity. Several times during the 2014 patrol – with a Reveal reporter riding along – they stopped, searched and questioned young blacks and Latinos about drugs, gangs and what they were doing in a particular neighborhood.