Friday, December 9, 2016

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Jess Sullivan, Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — A former Vacaville man lost his latest bid Wednesday to get paroled out of prison.

William A. Romero was 17 in January 1999 when he joined his father, William R. Fernandez, in an armed home-invasion robbery.

The father-and-son team kicked in the front door of a Vacaville four-plex and robbed a couple of a small amount of cash and marijuana after putting a gun to the head of the couple’s 3-year-old son and threatening to kill him.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Lyndsay Winkley, The San Diego Union Tribune

The video, viewed thousands of times, first pans through a bathroom where a group of men hold a pose for a photograph and then into a dormitory where a fight, frozen in motion, takes place.

The poses are like many others seen in Mannequin Challenge videos being shared across the internet with one big exception. This video was shot in a San Diego prison.

DEATH PENALTY

Capital Public Radio

California voters passed Proposition 66, which would reform and ultimately expedite the death penalty process, by a narrow margin.

Its passing presents a moral quandary for Gov. Jerry Brown.

He’s been outspokenly opposed to the death penalty in his time as governor, attorney general and during his presidential campaign.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

The Enterprise

Yolo County law enforcement conducted surprise compliance checks on more than 300 sexual offenders last week as part of Operation Vigilance, a program that started eight years ago with the goal to protect citizens by ensuring that sex offenders who live in the county are complying with all laws and probation directives, District Attorney Jeff Reisig announced.

The District Attorney’s Office coordinated Operation Vigilance in collaboration with all other Yolo County law-enforcement agencies.