Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Zachary Lathouris, KRCR

REDWAY, Calif. - The California Department of Corrections said they are actively searching for an inmate that walked away from the California Correctional Center in Eel River Tuesday.

Officials said the inmate, John Campbell, 38, was reported missing during an inmate count. Campbell was last seen at 2:30 a.m. in his assigned housing unit.

Campbell was assigned as a kitchen worker at the camp, which houses about 100 minimum-security inmates.


Carroll Buckley, KXO

Six correctional officers were injured Sunday at Calipatria State Prison.

Prison officials are calling the incident an unprovoked attack on the officers. While staff was conducting clothed body searches of inmates on Facility B , an inmate began running across the yard and staff pursued him. Inmates were ordered to get down , but 12 inmates instead began punching and kicking staff. More inmates soon joined in the attack.

Response teams from other areas of the prison converged on the scene and restored order in about a minute. Prison staff used pepper spray , foam rounds and physical force to subdue inmates. Six officers were taken to a local hospital for treatment of facial injuries to include bleeding and swelling as well as chemical exposure. One inmate was also taken to a hospital for treatment of a cut to his head. He was treated and released back to the prison.

CALPIA’s Braille program teaches inmates to give back
Rachel Zirin, The Folsom Telegraph

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in an intermittent series exploring the programs at Folsom State Prison that benefit our community and prepare inmates for future parole.

Behind Folsom State Prison’s walls, select prisoners have transcribed books into Braille for blind students through California Prison Industry Authority’s Braille program since 1989.


"Operation Sandstorm" ran from 6:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. and involved 160 officers.

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – Thirty parolees were arrested today during a multi-agency sweep throughout the city of Desert Hot Springs for suspects with outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants and/or parole violations.

Dubbed "Operation Sandstorm," the raid involved 160 officers from multiple agencies who canvassed the city from 6:30 a.m. until about 2:30 p.m., according to Desert Hot Springs police Chief Dale Mondary.


The Eagle

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — On Jan. 13, The Associated Press relayed an old story reporting that California death row inmate Brandon Wilson was found dead. Wilson was found dead Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011, not last Thursday.

A corrected version of the story is below:

California killer of 9-year-old killed self on death row

Authorities say a California death row inmate who killed a 9-year-old Oceanside boy hanged himself in his cell