Thursday, November 17, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Chloe Nordquist, ABC News 23

WASCO, Calif. - A Wasco State Prison Correctional Officer is recovering from an attack by two inmates Sunday evening.

Inmate Anthony Sanchez asked to speak to custody staff in an office when he started punching an officer in the face and head.

A nearby inmate , Albert Vasquez, joined in the attack. Correctional officers used physical force and chemicals to stop the attack.

Chris Mcguinness, New Times

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) found itself on the wrong side of the courtroom for alleged discrimination against a pregnant corrections officer.

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit Nov. 2 in SLO County Superior Court on behalf of the officer, identified as Amanda Van Fleet, claiming that the CDCR failed to properly accommodate her medical condition while she was pregnant and working at the California Men’s Colony (CMC).

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Elk Grove News

 Fairfield, Calif. - The Fairfield Police Department announced an arrest has been made in the murder that occurred on Friday, October 28.

On Monday, November 14, 24-year old VaShawn Davis of Farifield was located and arrested in Sacramento without incident after being located by officers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation - Office of Correctional Safety.

On October 28, 2016 at 9:52 p.m., Fairfield Police began receiving phone calls regarding a shooting that had occurred in the 500 block of Alaska Avenue. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim in an apartment complex suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

DEATH PENALTY

Helen Christophi, Courthouse News

OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) — Following Californians’ Election Day approval of a proposition to keep the death penalty and speed executions, the ACLU sued the state, claiming Proposition 66 gives unelected officials “unbridled discretion” over executions.

The ACLU of Northern California and two death-row inmates, Mitchell Sims and Michael Morales, claim California’s death-penalty law violates the state constitution’s separation of powers clause by allowing the defendant Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation instead of legislators to develop execution procedures.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Perry Smith, KHTS

The county is trying to preserve restitution for crime victims, after voters once again approved a ballot measure — this time, Prop 57 — which has made it more difficult for the courts to collect from criminals.

The increasing rate of recidivism since voters passed Proposition 47 in 2014, combined with the fact voters have once again lessened the penalties for many crimes — Prop 47 reduced nearly all drug and theft charges to misdemeanors — have hampered efforts by county officials to help victims.