Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CDCR NEWS

Tehachapi News

William "Joe" Sullivan, 65, of Tehachapi has been appointed warden of California Correctional Institution, where he has served as the acting warden since 2017, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday.

According to a news release from the governor's office, Sullivan was retired annuitant chief deputy warden at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation from 2011 to 2017, where he was associate director of general population from 2008 to 2010 and correctional administrator from 1994 to 1997. He served in several positions at CCI from 1997 to 2008, including warden and chief deputy warden.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Jessica Hice, The Sacramento Bee

Men, women and children lined up outside the Folsom Women’s Facility on Sunday afternoon during visiting hours, but not to sit across from their loved ones inside.

Instead, they gathered to see them make prison program history as the first female inmates in California to perform a Shakespearean play in prison.

Jermaine Ong, abc News 10

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A prison inmate who walked away from a local facility earlier this month is now back in custody.

On May 11, State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials said 27-year-old Israel Hernandez left the Male Community Re-Entry Program on Boston Avenue near South 27th Street.

CDCR officials said a search was launched after they were notified at about 4:20 a.m. that Hernandez's GPS device had been tampered with. Hernandez was seen by facility staff exiting the building through a back door. His GPS device was found in a nearby parking lot.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Cathy Locke, The Sacramento Bee

A four-day law enforcement operation targeting registered sex offenders in Sacramento County resulted in 29 arrests, the Sheriff’s Department said.

The operation, conducted by the Sacramento Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement Team in conjunction with several state and local agencies, began Monday. It focused on sex offenders who had failed to register. It also was intended to locate sex offenders who were violating their sex offender registration requirements or other laws, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Doug Saunders, The Press-Enterprise

Twenty-four people found themselves in handcuffs Thursday during a large-scale probation compliance operation in the High Desert, probation officials said.

More than 20 combined teams made up of San Bernardino County probation officers, sheriff’s deputies, district attorney investigators and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Parole Agents combed the desert communities and served a few dozen search warrants, according to a probation news release.

Casper Star-Tribune

Governments across the country are faced with a host of issues including the need to provide a safe secure correctional environment for both staff and offenders. Recently, Americans across the county celebrated Correctional Professionals Day to thank and support the hard and extremely important work done by thousands of individuals every day. While correctional systems face many challenges, a crumbling infrastructure is a growing national problem that many jurisdictions are realizing has been too long ignored and threatens safety.