Friday, March 25, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Doug Sovern,  CBS Bay Area

SAN QUENTIN (KCBS) — A group of inmates at San Quentin State Prison are chasing a chance at redemption by training to run in an annual marathon held behind prison walls.

Two dozen inmates, mostly lifers, gather on the roughly quarter-mile gravel track that circles the yard at San Quentin. Among them, 54-year-old convicted killer Clifton Williams.

Hillary Jackson, My LA News

An inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles community-reentry center was back in prison Thursday after being arrested in the city of Commerce, the state Department of Corrections reported Thursday.

Daniel Coronel, 38, was taken into custody about 2:15 p.m Wednesday by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Special Service Unit, said the department’s Krissi Khokhobashvili.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

David Grieder, The Triplicate

The Crescent City Cultural Center was packed Tuesday evening for the annual awards ceremony recognizing achievement among the varied Law Enforcement Administrators of Del Norte (LEADN).

Among those honored were outstanding officers from California Highway Patrol (CHP), Crescent City Police Department (CCPD), the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office (DNSO), Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP), Search & Rescue (SAR), and Probation.

From canine cellmates to computer training, prisons across the country are finding small ways to make life behind bars better for inmates.           
Marcus Harrison Green, YesMagazine

For the roughly 2.2 million people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails, daily life is often violent, degrading, and hopeless. In a 2010 study of inmates released from 30 prisons, the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics found that more than three-quarters were arrested for a new crime within five years of being freed.

But what if our approach to those behind bars were constructive, rather than destructive? What if correctional facilities provided programs and resources to educate and encourage? What if communities partnered with prisons not only to improve life on the inside, but also to increase the prospect of success on the outside?

Today, programs at jails and prisons across the country are demonstrating that this is possible. In these programs, inmates are finding compassion for others and purpose for themselves.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Sean Emery, OC Register

A killer who took part in notorious devil cult murders has once again been found suitable for parole – less than a year after Gov. Jerry Brown ordered that he remain behind bars.

Arthur Craig “Moose” Hulse is serving a life sentenced for the brutal 1970 slayings of Santa Ana gas station attendant Jerry Wayne Carlin, 20, and El Toro schoolteacher Nancy Brown, 29.

Carina Woudenberg, Half Moon Bay Review

A 47-year-old Montara man out on parole after committing second-degree murder in San Joaquin County decades earlier is in custody again after allegedly committing two drunken driving offenses that might have violated conditions of his parole.

In 1989, Neville Lorry Porras fatally stabbed someone who was in a fight with the defendant’s brother. Porras was convicted of second-degree murder and served 25 years in prison.