Friday, March 10, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Selina Chignall, Real Screen

For people who have no experience with the prison system, the media is often their source of information for what life is like behind bars.

U.S. director Jairus McLeary says that’s how his opinion of penitentiary life was shaped, until he volunteered with Inside Circle Foundation (ICF). The California-based non-profit aims to give inmates in maximum-security prisons the tools to take responsibility for their emotional well-being using therapy.

McLeary says his experience working inside California’s Folsom State Prison in 2005 had such impact that he wanted to share his experience with the world.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Kayla Galloway, The Reporter

A man convicted in the 1996 killing of another man was denied parole during a hearing held at the California Health Care Facility.

After a Solano County deputy district attorney voiced her opposition to the man’s parole eligibility, the parole board agreed and the man was denied parole for the next five years. The district attorney, Elizabeth Ring, said at the Feb. 14 hearing that the inmate, Mario D. Peoples, now 40, remains a risk to public safety if he were to be released from custody.