Friday, April 28, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Adam Ashton, The Sacramento Bee

Investigators can’t say for sure that poor medical care contributed to the death of an inmate with a common heart condition at a high-security prison east of Sacramento last year, but the overworked system that ignored him didn’t help.

The inmate diagnosed with coronary artery disease died several months after he ran out of pills from his prescription for a cholesterol drug. He did not get a refill, and he did not see a doctor in the eight months he spent at California State Prison, Sacramento.

A summary of the unidentified inmate’s death is included in the latest report by a state inspector general calling attention to “inadequate” health services at a prison with a difficult population of 2,400 inmates that sits next door to Folsom State Prison.


Matt Hamilton, The Los Angeles Times

A state prison inmate serving out the rest of his sentence at a Los Angeles halfway house managed to escape Thursday after his GPS device was removed, authorities said.

The search for Chance Locke, 47, began at about 1:30 p.m., when officials learned that his GPS device was removed while he was at an off-site medical appointment, according to the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The inmate was found two to three days after he died, the Medical Examiner found.
Samantha Tatro, NBC 7 San Diego

An inmate found dead at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility had been there two to three days before authorities found him, officials confirmed to NBC 7 San Diego.

James Acuna, 58, was pronounced dead on Monday, according to Vicky Waters with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

He was found two to three days after he died, the Medical Examiner found, according to San Diego County Sheriff Department's Ken Nelson. Sheriff's detectives were called to the scene on Monday.

Tony Ault , Valley News

Inmates from the Bautista, Norco and other Cal Fire Riverside Unit California Conservation Camps have undergone their strenuous final field tests and learned if their firefighting crews will be assigned to fight the expected extreme wildfires expected this summer in Southern California.

The annual Cal Fire Preparation Exercise was conducted last week on the Ramona Cahuilla Indian Reservation near Anza. The exercise involved four test drills to determine if California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Cal Fire District 5 inmate firefighting crews can exhibit their ability to safely suppress wildland fires. The crews, ranging from 11 to 17, were in the four-stage exercise observed and rated in their ability to hike, construct hand lines utilizing hand tools, deployment of fire shelters to prepare for a life-threatening burn over situation and other drills.


The Recorder

A California parole board Tuesday denied parole for James Ray Carlin, 50, for the murder and robbery of a man in Porterville in 1993. Carlin is not eligible for another hearing until 2020.

In April of 1993, a neighbor of the adult male victim requested a welfare check because she had not seen him in a few days. When officers arrived, they found the victim lying on the bed with duct tape around his ankles, legs, wrists, waist, mouth, eyes and head, and the house ransacked.