Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Ben PostonContact, The Los Angeles Times

A death row inmate who went on a three-week crime rampage in Los Angeles in 1978 that included the fatal shooting and beating of a USC student died in his cell Tuesday at San Quentin State Prison, authorities said.

Stevie Lamar Fields, 60, was found unresponsive at 5:38 a.m. in his single cell, said Lt. Sam Robinson with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

David Hernandez, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Eleven people, including six inmates and a former prison officer, are charged in a scheme that involved smuggling drugs and cellphones into the Donovan state prison in Otay Mesa.

Anibal Navarro, the former officer, was paid $1,000 to $2,000 each time he took the contraband into the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Tuesday. The drugs that made it inside included methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Haleigh Pike, KRCR

OROVILLE, Calif. - Oroville police said a parolee was arrested Tuesday after he was allegedly found in possession of items stolen during the Oroville evacuations.

Police said at approximately 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Oroville police officers, along with agents from the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, conducted a parole compliance check at 2252 Perkins Avenue in Oroville. The compliance check was conducted to confirm Kayton Clark, 40, was complying with his parole terms and conditions.

Clark was contacted at the home, which was his parole address. A search of the home revealed Clark was in possession of a crossbow and a 30-30 rifle. Police said a further investigation revealed the rifle had previously been stolen from a nearby home.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Bill Zwecker, Chicago Sun-Times

One of the more bizarre moments at Sunday’s ultra-bizarre Oscars ceremony centered on one of the unsuspecting tour bus riders, “Gary from Chicago,” used by host Jimmy Kimmel in an elaborate gag bit.

Now court records show that the man, Gary A. Coe, was recently released from a California prison, where his public defender claims he spent the past 20 years.

According to a source at Kimmel’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” weeknight talk show, the original plan to have both Coe and his fiancĂ©e as guests on the Monday episode were axed after producers got wind of Coe’s criminal record and “became very nervous regarding a number of unanswered issues that possibly could have led to yet another embarrassing Oscar-related situation.”