Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Chisom Oraedu, Peninsula Press

On Sept. 8, 1996, Lucious Jackson was sentenced to 28 years and 8 months in prison. The charge? Burglary for the sale of stolen property.

Jackson spent the latter portion of his prison sentence in San Quentin State Prison — the oldest prison in California, notorious for having the largest death row population in the United States. But the San Quentin of today is a much different picture.

“Some people who’ve never been to San Quentin and have only heard about it on the news, they know the stories. They hear the history. They don’t know what San Quentin is today,” Jackson said. “If you go to San Quentin, you have no choice but to succeed. Unless you didn’t want to.”

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Bakersfield Now

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A Kern County man is in custody in Arizona, accused in a Bakersfield murder.

Rigoberto Sanchez and the man he allegedly killed were both corrections officers at the state prison in Tehachapi.

Edwin Lima, 31, was shot May 28 at an apartment on Valleyview Drive.

Police said Monday that they've been able to establish Sanchez, 39, as the suspect.

Fox 6 News

SAN FRANCISCO — A proposed bill in California would give kids in juvenile facilities the right to internet access, and Facebook is throwing its support behind it.

“Many teens are placed in locations far from their homes and families, making availability of electronic communication to maintain supportive relationships even more important,” Ann Blackwood, Facebook policy head for western states, wrote in a letter supporting the bill.

Ryan McCarthy, Daily Republic

VACAVILLE — A $180 million budget goes before City Council members Tuesday with information about costs to add 11 police officers.

Council members asked for a report about the costs, including equipment and vehicle, which would total $2.8 million the first year to add seven officers and four detectives.

The City Council during a June 13 budget study session cited concerns over rising crime rates because of state legislation releasing inmates from California prisons.

OPINION

Ukiah Daily Journal

Words matter, we often hear in these days of a President notorious for loose verbiage.

They also matter in the California Penal Code, where the label “violent” is not applied to many crimes most people with common sense would unquestionably define as violent. Some examples: assault with a deadly weapon, soliciting murder, elder and child abuse, arson, human trafficking, plus some forms of rape and forced sodomy.

That word “violent,” or in this case “non-violent” matters more than ever since the last year’s passage of Proposition 57, a pet project of Gov. Jerry Brown.