Monday, May 9, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Macy Jenkins, CBS Sacramento

CHOWCHILLA (CBS 13) – Two days before Mother’s Day, 1,100 children across the state of California had the chance to take a trip to see their moms. But it wasn’t your typical vacation. This was a journey behind bars to visit their mothers while they serve time in prison.

Brianna Calix, Merced Sun Star

Hugging for the first time in more than a decade, Kelly Sorrell and her 20-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn Mahan, relished every moment Friday during a visit that saw hundreds of family members from across California go to the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla to celebrate Mother’s Day.

LiLi Tan, NBC Bay Area News

Criminals are tech savvy. Many of them are using new tactics including smartphones and social media to commit crimes and pass messages in and out prisons. Now the state is taking action.

Check out the video via the link above.

Jason Anderson, Recordnet.com

STOCKTON — State prison officials announced Friday that a weapon and ammunition that went missing from the California Health Care Facility in Stockton last month had been located, but they did not say where the gun and loaded magazines were found.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times

A pilot was injured Sunday afternoon when he crashed his small single-engine plane on the rooftop of an office building in Pomona, officials said.

Donald Bach was flying a Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane from Fullerton Airport and was headed to Brackett Field in La Verne about 4:40 p.m., when he experienced engine problems, according to the California Highway Patrol.

OPINION

California remains ambivalent about carrying out executions; will voters end them?
Dan Morain, The Sacramento Bee

The tattoo on Luis Rodriguez’s chest was said to look like a flower with petals, until you looked closer. It was, in reality, a revolver aimed straight at you.

Rodriguez, the sociopathic killer, was one argument for the death penalty. His tortured case was an argument for why it must end.