Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


Theo Douglas, Bakersfield.com

An inmate at North Kern State Prison died last week, the Kern County Coroner’s Office said in a news release on Monday.

Inmate Eddie Lee Chapman of Delano was found unresponsive in his jail cell at 7:51 a.m. July 12 and was pronounced dead two minutes later, according to KCCO.

He was 43 and his next of kin has been notified. Prison officials declined to discuss Chapman’s death because it is under investigation by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Sierra Sun Times

July 19, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) special agents apprehended inmate Daniel Perez, 34, Monday morning, approximately eight days after he was discovered missing from the minimum security Baseline Conservation Camp in Jamestown, Tuolumne County.

Perez, 34, was taken into custody at 11:30 am in Rosemead, Los Angeles County, by CDCR Special Service Units without incident.  Perez walked away from Baseline camp sometime after a routine security check at 10:30 pm, Sunday July 10, 2016. 


Shirin Rajaee, CBS

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – Seven years after Jaycee Dugard was rescued from the hands of a convicted sex offender, Phillip Garrido is now eligible for release some 400 years early.

“He went and abducted an 11-year-old and held her in captivity for many years, we shouldn’t even be talking about the potential for release for him,” says Vern Pierson, El Dorado County’s District Attorney.


Catholic Herald

The bishops released a statement to coincide with the launch of the Yes on 62 campaign

The California Catholic bishops announced their support last week for Proposition 62, a voter initiative on the November ballot that would repeal the death penalty.

The bishops timed their statement to coincide with the launch of the Yes on 62 campaign that took place at a Los Angeles news conference. Speakers there included former death penalty advocates, victims’ families, law enforcement officials, faith leaders and wrongfully convicted former death-row prisoners.



NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CCA (NYSE:CXW) (the "Company" or "Corrections Corporation of America"), America's largest owner of partnership correctional, detention, and reentry facilities, announced today that it received an award from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to house up to 120 residents as part of The Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) at CCA's 120-bed CAI-Boston Avenue residential reentry facility in San Diego, California.

The MCRP was designed by the CDCR to provide a range of community-based, rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support to help participants successfully reenter the community and reduce recidivism.

Rosemary Ponnekanti, The News Tribune

ACOMA, Wash. – It’s not your typical yoga class. There are no chic leggings, no feel-good decorations. Instead, there are gray lockers, institutional carpet, a noisy fan.

Oh, and a locked door with a guard behind it.

But while the women reaching into mountain pose are wearing state-issued gray sweats, their faces radiate peace. It’s a class at the Washington Corrections Center for Women in Purdy, Wash., taught by Yoga Behind Bars, a Seattle-based nonprofit.