Thursday, March 23, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Gary Klien, Marin Independent Journal

A convicted sex offender living in San Jose was arrested on suspicion of “sexually motivated” contacts with a group of Fairfax boys, police said.

Richard Thomas Williams, 54, is classified as a “high-risk” sex offender in the state Department of Justice database. His prior convictions include oral copulation with a minor under 16 years old and lewd acts with a victim 14 or 15 years old, according to the database.

Fairfax police opened an investigation this month after a 16-year-old Fairfax boy reported some suspicious encounters to his parents. The boy said a man approached him and two friends at a Fairfax restaurant twice in two weeks, offering them money and food to help him wash cars.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Don Thompson, The Associated Press

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she’s been mistreated since being transferred to a California women’s prison, where she now has a beard and mustache because officials have denied her a razor.

In a hand-written federal court filing, convicted killer Shiloh Heavenly Quine called her new housing at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla a “torture unit.” She said she’s unnecessarily isolated from other inmates and denied basic items.

State officials say she’s being treated like other female inmates. All initially are denied privileges like razors and TVs as they are evaluated.