Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Matt Fountain, Centre Daily Times

A correctional officer at California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo alleges in a lawsuit that the state agency overseeing prisons discriminated against her by forcing her to take unpaid leave when she became pregnant.

Amanda Van Fleet of San Luis Obispo is a five-year veteran of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), according to her lawsuit. She is seeking unspecified damages for loss of income, emotional distress and attorneys fees, as well as a judicial order that the agency cease discriminating against its employees “based on disability, sex and gender,” the lawsuit reads.

Van Fleet also is seeking the adoption of written policies prohibiting discrimination and requiring training for employees on those policies.


The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California could make it easier for inmates to legally change their names or gender identification.

State Sen. Toni Atkins, a Democrat from San Diego, said Tuesday that her bill, SB310, would let state prison inmates apply for the legal changes without first getting approval from several state correctional officials.

Her bill would also apply to inmates in county jails.



A domestic violence investigation led to the felony arrest of a man in Vallejo.

The Solano County Sheriff’s Department arrested Charles Evans, 24, before noon Monday in the 200 block of Benicia Road.

Evans faces charges of suspicion of robbery, corporal injury to spouse and damaging a wireless communication device.