Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

The famed record producer, now serving time for murder, doesn’t look like this anymore!
David Lohr, Huffington Post

California corrections officials released an updated prison photograph of convicted murderer Phil Spector on Monday, showing the infamous record producer bald and smiling.

The photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Spector, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, in a white T-shirt and orange prison-issue uniform. Spector, 77, known for eccentric hairstyles over the years, is clean-shaven and completely shorn of hair. He appears to be wearing hearing aids in both ears.

PROPOSITION 57

Brianna Calix, Merced Sun Star

Merced County prosecutors will ask a judge to consider allowing them to charge a 16-year-old homicide suspect as an adult, a new process established in the justice system after voters passed Proposition 57 last year.

The teen is suspected of fatally shooting 34-year-old Jose Mireles of Merced on April 28 following an argument at Mireles’ home. Witnesses told police three people fled on foot after the shooting. Mireles was found by police just outside his home on San Mateo Court with multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

“The dogs have brought humanity into this prison setting," said Lt. David Lopez
Rebecca Liebson, NBC Southern California

When Christy Nielsen was searching for a new dog, she didn’t go to a pet store, or a breeder or even a shelter. Instead, Nielsen found her Pomeranian, Tinker, at the Omaha Correctional Center.

Tinker is one of hundreds of dogs that has been fostered by inmates at the prison as a part of their Canine Compassion program.

“I see the closeness the inmates have with the animals. They really take good care of them,” said Nielsen, an associate director of nursing at the prison.

KCET

As part of this fall's KCET Cinema Series, KCET will host the world premiere of the Netflix original documentary series "Fire Chasers" in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Film Festival.

Launching on Netflix this fall, "Fire Chasers" follows the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department whose mission is to battle the flames that erupt most ferociously – in both populated and natural areas – during fire season, which threaten wildlife, natural terrain, and tens of thousands of homeowners. Climate change, altered vegetation patterns and an increase in fire-prone landscapes have multiplied those crises, forcing firefighters across the state to confront epic disasters that cost lives and millions of dollars in damage, and cause a massive scarring of the earth.