Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

R.W Dellinger, Angelus News

Saturday, June 25, 1:29 a.m. The white chartered bus with dark trim around its tinted windows pulls into Holy Family’s parking lot in South Pasadena. A good hour late. Some 15 women, including more than a few grandmothers, are out here in front of the youth center with kids in tow.

So are four folks wearing purple T-shirts embossed with “Get On The Bus” white logos. And so is Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell of the San Gabriel Region. He’s going along on the 400-mile ride to Folsom State Prison and nearby California State Prison, Sacramento, too.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

The Fresno Bee

As the 40th anniversary of the Chowchilla bus kidnapping nears, two of the three kidnappers are out of prison and leading quiet lives in the Bay Area. The third kidnapper remains in prison.

Brothers Richard and James Schoenfeld and Fred Woods commandeered a Dairyland Elementary school bus on July 15, 1976, holding 26 children and bus driver Ed Ray captive for 16 hours before they broke out of a van buried in a Livermore quarry.

The 40th anniversary of the notorious kidnapping is Friday, but the Schoenfelds have given no media interviews. They spoke only reluctantly to a friend about their lives today and agreed to have the limited comments shared in The Bee.

Tori James, Mother Lode News

Jamestown, CA — An inmate who walked away sometime after a late-night security check is still on the lam, according to Sierra Conservation Center Baseline Camp officials.

Last seen in his dorm Sunday evening 34-year-old Daniel Perez was described by SCC officials as a minimum security inmate who, serving a 12-year sentence for burglary, was scheduled to be released in November 2019.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Joe Khalil, Fox News

One day before their loved one's killer comes up for parole, a local family is putting up a fight against the state's parole board, claiming the board is violating laws that should protect victims’ families.

It’s been nearly 40 years since Nina Salarno's sister Catina was brutally murdered by her ex-boyfriend on her first day of college at the University of the Pacific. The tragedy left her dark memories she says still haven't gone away.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Don Thompson and Darcy Costello, The Associated Press

Two Sacramento police officers appear to have been following department protocol when they killed a man who was waving a knife on a city street, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

The coroner's office identified the man killed as Joseph Mann, 50.

By Jon Fleischman, The Ceres Courier
Just a week ago, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released an alarming report detailing how violent crime in California is on the rise, increasing 10 percent over the last year.

Violent crimes were up last year by about 15,000 to a high of 166,588. Homicides went up 9.7 percent, robberies 8.5 percent, aggravated assaults 8 percent. Rapes increased 36 percent!

Christopher Cadelago, The Sacramento Bee

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer will announce Wednesday that he plans to help lead the opposition to Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide fall ballot initiative to make some felons eligible for early parole.

Faulconer, among the state’s most prominent Republicans, is scheduled to appear with a trio of county prosecutors and victims’ rights advocate Marc Klaas at an 11 a.m. event in San Diego.