Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


CORRECTIONS RELATED

SF Gate

Amid heightened public scrutiny over the social effects of incarceration, more than 500 former inmates and family members gathered in Oakland this weekend to set a nationwide agenda for reform spanning policing, drug laws and a slew of concerns about life after release.

In a hotel ballroom packed with attendees from 35 states, familiar civil rights issues—among them housing, employment, education and voting rights—coalesced with emerging efforts to curtail racial profiling by law enforcement, adapt to changing marijuana policies and end court practices of sending otherwise law-abiding citizens to jail for failing to pay fines.

CBS News

MARYSVILLE, Calif. -- Decades-old DNA led to the arrests Tuesday of two men in connection with the shotgun slayings of two girls in California more than 40 years ago, authorities said.

They arrested one suspect in Oklahoma and another in California after comparing their DNA with semen from both men found on one of the victims, 13-year-old Doris Karen Derryberry.

OPINION

Naaman Hightower, Sonoma State Star

For a minority of inmates in California prisons, Nov. 8 will be their own judgment day.

Voters will decide the fate of those on the notorious death row. The decision of whether to live or die, placed in human hands.

California Proposition 62 could spare the lives of murderers, rapists, molesters and others who are viewed as unfit to live among humanity for the rest of their days.

If passed, Propisition 62 replaces the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole.
I vote yes.