Monday, January 23, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

David Baughman of Placerville has been appointed warden of California State Prison, Sacramento, in Folsom by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The appointment was announced Friday. Baughman, 51, has been the prison’s acting warden since 2016, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office.


Tony Reed, The Del Norte Triplicate

In a standing room only courtroom before Judge Darren McElfresh Thursday, former Crescent City Post Office supervisor Hollie Maready was sentenced to six years in state prison and fined $4,470 for first degree felony burglary with a special allegation of a victim present during the commission of the burglary.

Maready confessed to a string of thefts of prescription painkillers while working as a supervisor at the post office.

McElfresh noted the case had an attached Harvey Waiver, meaning that while three burglary offenses were previously dismissed as part of an earlier plea deal, those offenses could still be considered at sentencing.


Agnes Constante, NBC News

Every day, Tung Nguyen lives in uncertainty.

A resident of Orange County, California, he works as a construction helper and takes on random jobs to make ends meet. His income is unstable.

But it's not his financial insecurity that worries him most: It's the fact that any day, he could be torn away from his wife and stepson and deported from the United States.

Nguyen, 41, has been living in deportation limbo for more than five years, a reality that set in after he served 18 years in prison for a crime he committed when he was 16.

The 37-year-old picked up the girl as she walked along a road, took her to a Corona motel, gave her drugs and assaulted her, officials said.

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – A parolee who sexually assaulted an 11-year-old runaway girl after picking her up on a Riverside street was sentenced Friday to 76 years to life in state prison.

Erik Dean Boettcher of Jurupa Valley, 37, was convicted in November of nine counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old and one count of plying a minor with drugs in connection with the 2014 offenses he committed against the victim, identified in court documents only as Jane Doe.

During Friday's hearing at the Banning Justice Center, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Mark Johnson imposed the sentence required by law.