Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Katy St. Clair, Vallejo Times Herald

BENICIA >> The 2017 Northern California Special Olympics Summer Games Law Enforcement torch run kicks off at 8 a.m. in Benicia on Wednesday in anticipation of the opening ceremony on Friday in Davis.

Officers from the Benicia Police Department will meet at the 9th Street Park and will carry the “Flame of Hope” as it begins its journey through Solano County.

Other jurisdictions getting the hand-off will be the Solano County Sheriff’s office, Solano County Probation, California Highway Patrol, the Department of Corrections, The National Guard, T.A.F.B 60th Security Forces Squadron, and representatives from the police departments of Vallejo, Suisun City, Fairfield, Rio Vista, Vacaville, and Dixon.

One in nine correctional officers surveyed say they have contemplated or attempted suicide.
David Konow, The Fix

A new study is focusing on the mental troubles that affect people that work in prisons, and what can be done to help prison workers who can no longer cope.

According to USA Today, a number of correctional officers have participated in a study in California, which has one of the biggest prison systems in the United States, to see where much-needed mental health services can be provided. There are about 26,000 correctional officers working in California, and there is a high suicide rate among them.

An official for the California Correctional Peace Officers Association said, “We do a decent job with saying that ‘this system messes with the incarcerated, this system impacts their lives,’ but what we don’t say is, ‘what’s the impact that this job is having on the correctional officers?’”

ABC 23 News

On Thursday, June 15, 2017, a grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Augustine Amon Reyes, 31, of Bakersfield, charging him with receipt and possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

According to the indictment, between October and November 2016, Reyes, through the use of a cell phone and a micro SD memory card, received and possessed over 80 sexually explicit images of prepubescent minors being sexually abused.