Friday, January 6, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Christine Pelisek, people

Charles Manson, the 82-year-old serial killer serving nine life sentences for the grisly killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a two-day spree in 1969, is “not a model prisoner,” says a California prison official.

“He has had over 100 violations since he was incarcerated, which has been a very long time,” Kristina Khokhobashvili, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, tells PEOPLE.


Matt Coker, OC Weekly

The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services agency is being sued for lax oversight that apparently allowed two sex offenders wearing GPS ankle monitors to rape and kill a young woman whose body was found naked on the conveyer belt of an Anaheim trash sorting facility.

Jodi Pier-Estepp also filed a lawsuit in 2015 against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that alleged the state's parole agents were negligent in their monitoring of Steven Dean Gordon and Franc Cano.


$20 million tax payer dollars going to local hospitals for treating prisoners
Olivia LaVoice, Kern Golden Empire

In some cases, convicted rapists and murderers have access to better healthcare than people free on the streets.All this talk about Charles Manson possibly being treated at a Bakersfield hospital has sparked the conversation about prisoners and health care. Not every Kern resident can afford to go to hospitals like Mercy, Memorial, San Joaquin, but for state prisoners, that isn't in an issue. Prisoners are getting treatments at these award winning facilities because the hospitals have contracts with the California Department of Corrections, and the hospitals are making big bucks because of it.