Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CDCR NEWS

Rick Dulock, Capital Public Radio

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced new regulations Friday that would allow more prisoners to reduce their sentences.  KVCR's Rick Dulock delivers this story which comes from Capital Public Radio.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

abc News

WASCO, Calif. - The Coroner's Office has released the official cause and manner of death for an inmate at Wasco State Prison who died in November 2016.

Thomas Russell, 48, was found unresponsive in his jail cell on November 29.

Life saving measures were attempted but he died a short time later.

OPINION

Mike O’Reilley, Napa Valley Register

On the morning of Feb. 20, gang member Michael Mejia fatally shot Whittier Police Officer Keith Boyer and wounded his partner, Officer Patrick Hazell. Mejia had been released from jail nine days earlier.

Boyer and Hazell encountered Mejia while responding to a traffic collision. Mejia was driving a stolen car and had rear-ended another vehicle. When the officers arrived, they asked Mejia to exit his car so they could pat him down for weapons.