Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CSU News

In partnership with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), CSU, Chico launched an Executive Leadership Institute this week that aims to prepare state corrections executives to be decisive, effective, visionary leaders and champions of change. The Executive Leadership Institute was developed in partnership with Regional & Continuing Education at CSU, Chico and includes four, one-week courses taught over a four-month period.

Courses will be taught by nationally recognized faculty experts in corrections from universities across the country and will be held in Chico on the CSU, Chico campus and in Sacramento at the CDCR Office of Training & Professional Development facility. Participants will work in project teams to address selected CDCR issues under the guidance of CDCR project sponsors and CSU, Chico faculty project mentors from the departments of political science and criminal justice and sociology. Final project results will be presented to the senior CDCR executive staff.


Anthony Victoria, Inland Empire Community News

Dozens of residents participated in Gail Howard’s memorial walk last Thursday night near Post Street and Sun Avenue in Redlands to honor two boys who were gunned down in the neighborhood six years ago.

On Jan. 5, 2011 Howard’s son, Jordan, then 17, linked up with McCaleb, 17, Jackson, 16, and two other friends near the playground area of the Cinnamon Creek Apartments when shots were fired. McCaleb and Jackson died of their wounds later that evening and her son suffered damage to his eye.


Mary Rees, KALW

It’s rare for a play to make its Bay Area premiere on Alcatraz, but then, this is no ordinary play — and the Poetic Justice Project is no ordinary theater company.

The actors have a special relationship to prison: they’ve all spent time behind bars. Now they’re performing for audiences in venues between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This November, the Poetic Justice Project brought an original play, written by a formerly incarcerated Berkeley resident, to the one-time federal prison.

On the ferry to Alcatraz, playwright Dan McMullan says, “I couldn’t think of a more fitting place to do the play.”