Thursday, January 26, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Daily News

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — California is regaining responsibility for providing medical care at San Quentin State Prison from federal officials because of improving conditions there.

The federal court-appointed receiver, J. Clark Kelso, announced Wednesday that he has returned operations at the state's oldest prison to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

It's the 10th of California's 34 prisons to be released from federal control as the state slowly makes progress toward improving conditions for inmates.

The Associated Press

KLAMATH, Calif. — The Latest on two California prisoners who walked away from a minimum security facility (all times local):

6:00 p.m.

California authorities say they have captured the second of two inmates who walked away from a minimum security facility in Northern California.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says 27-year-old Brian Schueren of Orange County was taken into custody without incident Wednesday near the Alder Conservation Camp.


Johnny Dodd, people

More than two decades have passed since Lyle Menendez has spoken to his younger brother, Erik, who he last laid eyes on in 1996 — shortly after they were both convicted of murdering their wealthy parents and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

But Lyle says the years apart have done little to diminish the relationship of the two brothers from Beverly Hills, California, whose brutal crimes in August 1989 both captivated and repulsed the nation.


James Hebert, The San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre has been picked to host a national gathering of artists and administrators dedicated to bringing Shakespeare to people behind bars.

The 2018 Shakespeare in Prisons Conference will take place in San Diego in March 2018. The project is led by Shakespeare at Notre Dame and Shakespeare Behind Bars, the organizations that chose the Globe as host.

Becca Whitnall, Thousand Oaks Acorn

Every winter, the prison ministry at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Thousand Oaks assembles and delivers about 100 gift bags to the women at Malibu Conservation Camp 13.

Church members collect travel size toiletries all year and then put them, along with candy, hot chocolate mix, oatmeal packets, sunscreen, lip balm and other items, into bags for the camp, which houses female convicts who assist in fighting wildfires.