Friday, March 18, 2016

Daily Correctios Clips


CDCR NEWS

Joe Davidson, The Sacramento Bee

That’s all Larry Price really asks for when he arrives at practices and games. And the Elk Grove High School girls basketball coach doesn’t just preach this theme, he lives it. The proof is in the results.

The upstart Thundering Herd, a skilled, scrappy lot, is in a CIF Northern California Regional championship for the first time – in any sport, boys or girls. Seeded 12th, Elk Grove will play regional powerhouse Sacramento on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Sleep Train Arena for the Division II title and a ticket to the state final.

Price, 59, is in his first season at Elk Grove after nine successful campaigns at Florin. A towering figure who doubles as a state parole agent for the California Department of Corrections, Price pours himself into coaching to match the effort of his players. And the sweat. Man, does he sweat. Perspiration trickles off Price’s temples and chin like a slow drip as he works the sideline, works the referees and implores defensive switches.

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

A former correctional officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting bribes to smuggle cellphones into a prison in Susanville.

Jordan Kinglee, 23, of Susanville pleaded guilty Thursday to honest service wire fraud for smuggling cell phones into prison, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

Court documents indicate that, while working as a correctional officer at the California Correctional Center in Susanville, Kinglee smuggled cellphones into the prison for an inmate. A friend of the inmate, who was not in custody, paid Kinglee $8,000. As a correctional officer, Kinglee was prohibited under California law from providing cellphones to prisoners, receiving any compensation from prisoners or their representatives, and from any barter or dealings with prisoners, authorities said.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Crime Voice

The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office, while assisting the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Fugitive Apprehension Team, arrested a wanted parolee on Monday.

According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, they were requested to assist in the apprehension of a wanted parolee, Jason Michael Atkins, 36, Cambria.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Lodi News-Sentinel

SACRAMENTO — The Sacramento Field office of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force (SSFTF) arrested six people with warrants in the Greater Sacramento Area, including Lodi, on Wednesday. The task force also performed several searches in the area.

The arrests and searches are the culmination of a nearly two-year investigation to identify a network of illegal drugs and firearms traffickers, according to the FBI.

OPINION

Charis E. Kubrin, Carroll Seron and Joan Petersilia, The Washington Post

Charis E. Kubrin and Carroll Seron are professors of criminology, law and society in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California at Irvine. Joan Petersilia is a professor at Stanford Law School.

In an era of bitter partisanship, politicians and pundits across the ideological spectrum seem to agree on one thing: Our prison system is broken. With less than 5 percent of the world’s population yet nearly 25 percent of the world’s prison inmates, the United States spends too much money locking up too many people for too long.