Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — More than 100 correctional officers at Corcoran State Prison have quelled several riots.

According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the riots were set off by two inmates fighting Tuesday morning. About three minutes after the initial fight, 40 to 50 inmates began fighting in the same housing unit.

At the same time, 60 to 70 inmates were rioting in the prison's east recreation yard.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

On March 7, police arrested a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred in Solano County in November; Khary Cook, 36, was ID'd through DNA.
Norcal Patch

SOLANO COUNTY, CA -- On March 7, Fairfield police arrested a suspect in a sexual assault that occurred in November, a police officer said.

Khary Cook, 36, of Suisun City, was identified through DNA evidence as the suspect of a sexual assault in the area of Courage Drive around 4 a.m. on Nov. 3, Officer Kathryn McCormick said.

Cook was contacted and arrested at his parole agent's office in Vallejo. He was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of several sexual assault offenses and being armed during the commission of a felony, McCormick said.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Krutika Behrawala, Mid Day

Last April, Rajesh Tulli, a 30-year-old certified Ashtanga yoga teacher from Nashik, was among 20 social workers, therapists and yoga practitioners from Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Switzerland, Holland and Brazil who were a part of a unique workshop held at Yoga 101, a studio and co-working space in Versova.

Equipped with the skills learnt at the workshop, Tulli ended up teaching yoga for a day in Nashik Central Jail. "I conducted a class with 50 prisoners on basic asanas and pranayam (breathing exercises) since most of them suffered from short temper," shares Tulli, who plans to return to Mumbai for the second edition of the two-day intensive workshop, to be held on March 11 and 12 at the same studio. Priced at Rs 2,000, it offers certificate training for all those interested in working with at-risk population, including the incarcerated.

Jim Holt, The Signal

A sting operation carried out Monday by detectives with the Human Trafficking Bureau netted four men who were arrested on suspicion of arranging to meet a minor for the purpose of engaging in lewd behavior.

Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Human Trafficking Bureau posted a fake ad on a sex service website offering sex with a minor.

From the time the ad was posted online, to the time it took to download and for a phone call to be placed in response to the ad, it only took about 47 seconds on average, the bureau’s Lt. David Oliva told The Signal Tuesday.

Lydia Lum, Diverse

As recently as 18 months ago, Jason Bell had no choice but to tell parolees in many California cities outside San Francisco that they couldn’t access a 50-year-old university program serving formerly incarcerated people aspiring to college degrees.

However, that has changed. San Francisco State University (SFSU) is now replicating Project Rebound — believed to be one of very formal initiatives of its kind in this country —which has helped hundreds of formerly incarcerated individuals enroll in college and supported them until graduation. This semester, 117 Rebound students attend SFSU.

Ben Deci, Fox News 40

STANISLAUS COUNTY -- California Governor Jerry Brown and Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson, once on opposite sides of the debate about "realignment," sat side-by-side on Modesto on Tuesday for the unveiling of the new $89 million Stanislaus County Detention Facility.

Realignment is the plan, enacted by Brown, that shuffled lower-level offenders housed in state prisons down to county jails and led to the release of lower-level offenders in county jails back into the streets.

Christianson, who once sharply criticized realignment laughed at the irony of the position he found himself in Tuesday.

OPINION

Thomas Elias, Ventura County Star

They simply are not content to leave Californians alone, these once-murderous followers of racist guru Charles Manson, who has himself tried and failed 12 times to get parole.

Like a plague that’s all but impossible to eradicate, the multiple members of this killing crew keep trying to win their freedom. Some have become prison preachers and academic stars while behind bars. Others have more or less vegetated. But their consistent theme as they try for freedom is: “We’re old now and harmless; let us go.”