Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Maureen Cavanaugh, Brooke Ruth, KPBS

The impact of addiction is the subject of two plays that will be performed by San Diego State University theatre students Thursday through Sunday.

One of the plays, "Finding Our Way," was written by inmates at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The inmates are in the Out of the Yard program, which is facilitated by the Playwrights Project.

The play is a series of reflections along the path of addiction.

Kelsey CastaƱon, Refinery 29

It doesn't take a snow day watch party of the Locked Up series or Shawshank Redemption to understand why male prisons rarely feature beauty enterprises. There's no Sophia Burset toiling over other inmates' hair at the salon, and there certainly isn't a Lorna Morello making eyeshadow from instant coffee like you see on Orange Is The New Black. In real life, things are a bit...different.

To wit: A new cosmetology school has cropped up inside the walls of Valley State Prison in Chowchilla, California. But it's not the stuff of a scripted plot line — it's an actual education program for incarcerated men. There, students must take two years and 1,600 hours-worth of skin care, hair care, and nail care classes to be qualified to for professional certification — all of which will translate outside jail walls.


Evan Sernoffsky, The San Francisco Chronicle

If Frank Carlson had died any other way, his family said they could have mourned his loss, treasured their memories of the young husband and moved on.

But when Angelo Pavageau tortured and killed the 25-year-old aspiring journalist before sadistically raping and beating Carlson’s wife in their home in the Potrero Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, he plunged his victims’ families into a lifelong trauma that continues 43 years later.

Pavageau, now 68, was scheduled for a parole review in April, and as with the 12 previous times he had gone before the panel, Frank Carlson’s family was ready for a fight.


Doug Saunders, San Bernardino Sun

RANCHO CUCAMONGA >> A multi-agency probation compliance operation netted 11 arrests Saturday.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s along with county probation officers and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agents broke up into eight two-person teams and served more than 60 warrants in Rancho Cucamonga in an attempt to find 10 probationers wanted for various offenses, according to a sheriff’s news release.