Thursday, May 18, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips



CALIFORNIA INMATES

Fox News

A convicted California cop killer is set to be released from prison, but the slain officer’s family is fighting to keep him behind bars.

“I never thought we’d be here trying to fight for him to stay in prison. What kind of justice system would release a cop killer?” the victim's son, George Aguilar, Jr., told KABC-TV.

Jess Sullivan, Daily Republic

FAIRFIELD — Two months after the Court of Appeal overturned the convictions and 68-years-to-life prison sentence imposed in 2013 on a Vacaville teen, the California Supreme Court has agreed to take up the case.

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye and all six associate justices agreed Wednesday to review the lower court’s decision, which ruled the prison sentence given to Alexander Cervantes when he was a juvenile amounted to cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Elina Shatkin, 89.3 KPCC

Almost two dozen people alleged to be high-ranking members of the MS-13 street gang were arrested early Wednesday morning during a massive law enforcement sweep.

In conjunction with the raids, officials unsealed grand jury indictments against 44 people in federal court. The charges include murder, drug trafficking, prostitution and extortion.

Andrea Dukakis, Colorado Public Radio

To survive in prison it helps to be resilient, creative and a self-starter. And that's not unlike what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, says Brad Feld, head of Boulder-based Foundry Group, a venture capital firm focused on start-ups.

Feld, who's been called the godfather of Boulder's start-up community, is on the board of Defy Ventures, a group that offers entrepreneurial, employment and character-development training to current and former inmates in New York, California and Nebraska.

The King City Rustler

GONZALES — Francisco Napoles Medina, 54, of Watsonville, was sentenced by the Honorable Pamela L. Butler to seven years and six months to be served in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, his fifth prison commitment for driving under the influence.

On April 11, 2017, Medina was found guilty by a jury of felony driving under the influence of alcohol with three prior DUI convictions, two of which were felonies. The jury also found true that the defendant has served four prior prison terms for previous DUI convictions.