Thursday, May 4, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Rachel Zirin, Folsom Telegraph

Editor’s Note: Folsom A to Z is an intermittent series in the Telegraph where readers can learn facts and history about Folsom. As each week goes on, the Telegraph will select a landmark, place, historical figure and major historical event that start with the next letter of the alphabet. This week we continue with ‘P.’

Folsom State Prison (FSP) is California’s second oldest prison after San Quentin.

FSP was originally one of the first maximum security prisons.

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Taylor Torregano, KRCR 7 News

OROVILLE, Calif. - Wednesday, staff with the Butte County Male Community Re-Entry Program, or MCRP, celebrated a successful first year.

MCRP is put on by California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and allows eligible offenders to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in a community program instead of state prison.

"It gives me supreme confidence in myself that I can change," said Jason Ortiz, one of the program participants.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

James Queally and Matt Hamilton, The Los Angeles Times

A man convicted in the 1985 plot to kill a Los Angeles police detective will be released on parole within the week, over the objections of Gov. Jerry Brown and city police leaders, according to state corrections officials.

Voltaire Williams, 54, has spent 27 years in state prison after being convicted of joining the scheme to kill LAPD Det. Thomas C. Williams.

Voltaire Williams was not directly involved in the murder and he has no relationship to the slain detective, who was fatally shot while picking up his 6-year-old son from a Canoga Park school. The child was not harmed, but the detective died almost instantly from the spray of gunfire.