Thursday, June 16, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

SAN QUENTIN – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has entered into a Joint Venture agreement with California-based non-profit Turn 2 You, Inc., to employ trained offenders within the walls of San Quentin State Prison.

The employed offenders will have completed the Code.7370 program, a technology-based rehabilitation program also operated at San Quentin by CDCR in partnership with the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) and San Francisco-based non-profit The Last Mile. The program teaches offenders industry-current computer coding skills.

Selected graduates of the Code.7370 Program will be eligible to work for Turn 2 U’s Joint Venture as software engineers, putting their newly learned skills to work on real client-driven projects and earning industry-comparable wages while serving the remainder of their sentence.

Lake Almanor triathlon to benefit child victims of sex trafficking
Red Bluff Daily News

The problem of child sex trafficking in America is growing at an alarming rate and the lack of services for these victims is staggering.

Courage Worldwide is an international, 501 C (3) non-profit organization that is not only working to eradicate sex trafficking, but building Courage Houses in every city that needs one for children rescued out of sex trafficking.

Challenge yourself and others to participate in the 2nd Annual Courage Triathlon Aug. 27 at the Plumas Pines Resort by Lake Almanor. All of the proceeds go to Courage Worldwide.


Rick Paulus, SF Weekly

At the stroke of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2006, Michael Morales was scheduled to die.

After 23 years on California's death row, following his conviction and subsequent death sentence for the 1981 rape and murder of 17-year-old Terri Winchell, Morales' stay in San Quentin State Prison would end like this: Wearing brand new prison denims and an incontinence pad, he would walk into a lime-green room with a person-shaped gurney in it. He would climb onto the gurney and lie down. After his arms and legs were secured with straps, a needle would be stuck into a vein in his arm, where he would receive an injection that would shut down his lungs and stop his heart in the name of the People of the State of California.


Jonathan Morales, SF State News

San Francisco State University will lead a statewide effort to expand college access for formerly incarcerated individuals, the University announced today.

Seven California State University campuses — Bakersfield, Fresno, Fullerton, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino and San Diego — will establish programs modeled after SF State's Project Rebound. Established in 1967 by the late Dr. John Irwin, a formerly incarcerated individual who became an SF State sociology professor and internationally recognized advocate for prisoners’ rights, the program helps those who have spent time in jail or prison earn college degrees, drastically reducing the likelihood they will return to incarceration.

Ryan McCarthy, Fairfield Daily Republic

VACAVILLE — An agreement between the city and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for landscape services at Keating Park will end after costs for a correctional officer to supervise inmates rose from $5,000 a month to $10,000.

Vacaville had contacted the state agency last summer after learning corrections had not been charging the city for the full costs, including benefits, of the covering correctional officer.