Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


Imperial Valley News

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:

Ralph M. Diaz, 46, of Sacramento, has been appointed undersecretary for operations at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, where he has served as deputy director of facility operations since 2014 and was associate director of high security institutions from 2013 to 2014. He served in serval position at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran from 2000 to 2013, including warden, acting warden, chief deputy administrator, captain and counselor supervisor. Diaz was a correctional counselor and correctional officer at the California State Prison, Corcoran, from 1993 to 2000 and a correctional officer at Wasco State Prison from 1991 to 1993. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $167,364. Diaz is registered without party preference.


Michael P. Neufeld, ROTOW News

Silverwood Lake, CA – Hand crews from Pilot Rock are well known in the mountain communities for their work fighting fires, cleaning up trash left behind by mountain visitors, filling sandbags during storms and a whole lot more.

But this past week, hand crews from Pilot Rock addressed another issue — tree mortality in the San Bernardino National Forest. And their work was close to Pilot Rock’s camp complex at Silverwood Lake.

Christina Gray, Catholic SF

Hundreds of locally incarcerated men and women will receive a handmade card and message of hope this Mother’s Day and Father’s Day from young Catholics participating this year in a Year of Mercy project coordinated by the archdiocese.

“I know it seems impossible to think about being forgiven but it is not,” wrote an unnamed eighth grade student who made his card during Lent. “Leave all the bad things behind and begin a new page, strive for greatness and God will be there too.”

Hillary Jackson, My News LA

State prison officials Monday announced the death of an inmate at the Lancaster lockup and said the man’s cellmate is suspected of killing him.

Inmate Porfirio Castro, 44, was found unresponsive in his cell at 8:44 a.m. Sunday at the California State Prison-Lancaster, in the Antelope Valley desert about 50 miles north of Los Angeles.