Thursday, May 11, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Retired prison guards recall stories of their time at the former maximum security prison
Sarah Heise, KCRA Sacramento

FOLSOM, Calif. (KCRA) — The mighty Folsom State Prison, whose first cell blocks were completed in 1878, is California's second-oldest prison and has a rich history behind those stone walls.

Several retired prison guards recalled some tales from behind prison walls in the 1980s, when Folsom State Prison was maximum security. All guards requested to remain anonymous.

Kurt Snibbe, Orange County Register

Thirty years ago this week President Ronald Reagan proclaimed the second week in May as National Correctional Officers Week. Today we look at California’s state prison system.

The first state-run facility used as a prison was a ship named The Waban that was anchored in the San Francisco Bay in 1851. Today, the system is one of the largest law enforcement agencies in the nation with more than 30,000 officers, parole agents and investigators.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

CDCR News

San Diego — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Israel Hernandez, 27, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in San Diego on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 4:20 a.m. that Hernandez’s GPS device had been tampered with, and that he had been seen exiting the back door by staff. Hernandez’s GPS device was found in an adjacent parking lot.