Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

William Drummond, The Canberra Times

Nothing says prison in the US quite like the name San Quentin, an outcropping of drab yellow cell blocks on 100 hectares of land jutting into San Francisco Bay. Ferries from San Francisco pass close enough for passengers to wave at inmates in one of the exercise yards.

It is the oldest prison in California, dating to 1852, and the most notorious, largely because of its popularity as a backdrop for Hollywood films, dating to 1937, and the famous 1969 Johnny Cash album recorded inside a prison dining hall, San Quentin you've been living hell to me.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Christian Martinez , Ventura County Star

PORT HUENEME - A Port Hueneme man pleaded no contest to a felony count of conspiracy to commit smuggling while he was an employee at the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, the Ventura County District Attorney's office announced Monday.

Samuel Grimes, 56, pleaded no contest to the conspiracy charge on Friday, according to court records. He faces up to three years in prison and is due to be sentenced on Feb. 24, officials said.

Miranda Wood, Gallipolis Daily Tribune

OHIO VALLEY —Three local artists stole the show during the San Quentin Prison Project exhibition at the Huntington Museum of Art.

The Huntington Museum of Art (HMOA) invited 11 regional artists to take part in the San Quentin Project presented by Jack and Angie Bourdelais. These 11 regional artists were to use the imagery and information in San Quentin record books as a starting place for the creation of artworks for the show.

The San Quentin Prison in California held many famous inmates such as Charles Manson, Merle Haggard, Eldridge Cleave and Danny Trejo. The prison currently serves a holding facility for the largest group of death-row inmates in the country. it is also the place where Johnny Cash played his first prison concert in 1958.

George Lavender, KPCC

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a motion Tuesday that would allow young women and girls in juvenile detention to use tampons.

The motion, introduced by Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis, would also instruct the L.A. County Probation Department to provide juvenile detainees with better quality undergarments, improve prenatal and postpartum care and increase access to family planning and sexual health resources.