Friday, March 4, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Michael Martinez and Jaqueline Hurtado, CNN

Los Angeles (CNN)Convicted juvenile Carlos Adrian Vazquez Jr. lost the will to live at age 16 as he began serving an 11-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter.

Then he wrote a letter to Pope Francis.

"I asked for forgiveness for what I did," Vazquez told CNN en EspaƱol in an interview inside juvenile jail.

KFOR

RICHMOND, Va. -- Don't call him "Crazy Mike," as some media outlets and other folks have done.

"I'm 'Dirty Mike,'" Michael Elijah Adams emphasized during a recent interview at Henrico County's Jail East in New Kent County.

The 48-year-old Michigan native started hopping trains when he was 14. He found the footloose, reckless, and dangerous life to be a perfect match after being raised in an "abusive family."
'Dirty Mike,' Michael Elijah Adams

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Don Thompson, The  Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California prosecutor on Thursday began investigating whether victims were paid to support parole applications for three men who hijacked a school bus full of California children nearly four decades ago.

Madera County District Attorney David Linn said he asked his investigators to look into allegations made by other survivors. They are among 26 children kidnapped along with their school bus driver near Chowchilla in 1976.

Jane Braxton Little, The Sacramento Bee

Ukiah- Joseph P. Shelton, convicted in the 1981 double-murder of two college students in Lassen County, will remain in state prison for the foreseeable future.

Mendocino County Judge Jeanine Nadel signed a request Wednesday by the state attorney general’s office to suspend a January ruling allowing Shelton’s release after 35 years in prison.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Hillary Jackson, My News LA

California saved less money than anticipated from the implementation last year of Proposition 47, meaning less state funding for local groups to offer rehabilitative services to inmates kept out of prison under the measure, as well as other programs, state officials said Thursday.

The Los Angeles City Council this week joined local activists to dispute how state officials are calculating the savings, after Gov. Jerry Brown’s January budget proposal included $29.3 million of Proposition 47-related savings to be spent on preventative and rehabilitative services in the upcoming fiscal year.