Thursday, March 24, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CDCR NEWS

CDCR Today

LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County March 22 was apprehended the following day.

 Daniel Coronel, 38, was apprehended at 2:15 p.m. March 23 by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit in the city of Commerce, in Los Angeles County. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Alex Q. Arbuckle, Mashable

Located on a small peninsula north of San Francisco, San Quentin State Prison has housed prisoners since 1852, making it the oldest penitentiary in the state of California. Today, it is crowded with 3,952 inmates, far above its design capacity of 3,082.

In 2011, California State University professor Nigel Poor began teaching a history of photography course to San Quentin inmates. Because the prisoners were not allowed cameras, Poor printed out copies of famous photos with wide borders and asked her students to write their thoughts and analyses in the margins, then expand those into creative narratives or personal writing. She called this technique “archive mapping."

Cris Ornelas, Kern Golden Empire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.

Grants totaling $5.9 million will help inmates in Kern County get a college education.

The Opportunity Institute said in a release that nine foundations helped fund the project.

Bakersfield College is one of seven programs that will benefit from the grants, according to the release.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Chris Smith, The Press Democrat

Imprisoned killer Roger Lee Hill, who’s 59 now and wasn’t yet 24 when he slipped into a Santa Rosa home and took a knife to a total stranger, looked two parole commissioners in the eyes in Vacaville on Wednesday and declared he is done lying.

“I just need to come clean here,” the bald, trim Hill told the parole panel charged with ruling if the Windsor-born former car thief is ready for a nonviolent return to society.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

The Associated Press

Authorities say they have recovered the remains of a missing Central California woman, closing a decade-old mystery that sent her husband to prison for life.

The Fresno Bee reported Wednesday that the remains of Hanford woman, Debbie Hawk, had been found in a field. She disappeared in 2006 and her husband, David Hawk, was later convicted of her murder and embezzling a $300,000 trust fund set up for the couple's three children.