Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


Bill Lindelof, The Sacramento Bee

A state prison inmate who was mistakenly released from the Sacramento County Jail has been recaptured.

Alamar Houston, 40, was in Sacramento County Jail so he could attend court proceedings for vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, according to a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation news release. He was supposed to be returned to state custody after the court proceedings. Instead, when the court case was dismissed, he was mistakenly released Tuesday by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.

Houston was found at 12:15 a.m. Thursday in Sacramento and apprehended by state corrections agents. He was returned to Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy.

Jason Kotowski,

A mistrial was denied Wednesday in the case of an inmate convicted of stomping his cellmate to death after the court addressed allegations of both officer and juror misconduct.

Earlier this week, a juror told the court she overheard a comment made by one of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officers guarding Dennis Bratton.

In San Quentin, the inmates are talking.
Jeff Umbro, The Daily Dot

Earlonne Woods is serving 31 years to life for an attempted second-degree robbery. Antwaan Williams is serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery. They’re also terrific behind the mic as the co-hosts of the Ear Hustle podcast.

The series, which launches this week, won the first Podquest contest put on by Radiotopia to try and find new talent and diversify the network. The show had to beat 1,537 people from 53 different countries to secure the gig. This is hardly the toughest challenge the creators have had to face, though.

Ear Hustle is brought to us by a unique partnership between Woods and Williams, incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison in California, and Nigel Poor, a free woman.


Suzanne Sullivan, Kern Golden Empire

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Wasco State Prison van was involved in a crash west of Shafter, the California Department of Corrections confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

The crash was reported at Magnolia Avenue and West Lerdo Highway around 2:40 p.m.

A car ran a stop sign and broad sided the van, causing the van to overturn, CDCR officials said.  Four people in the car were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Josh Butters, The Sentinel

CORCORAN – While they serve their time, inmates at California State Prison Corcoran are trying to change in the hope of healing.

On Tuesday, about 50 inmates graduated from one of the first classes of the Building Resilience program. The program aims to enable inmates to change their thinking patterns by exploring past behaviors and the reasons behind them while identifying unhealthy relationships and nurturing healthy ones.

In group settings, prisoners open up during six, two-hour sessions that are run by other inmates. The classes are done in their own time away from other things such as work detail.


Michael Bauer was convicted of molesting a 7-year-old boy in 2009.​ After violating his parole, he was arrested Wednesday in Santee.
Kristina Houck, Patch

Convicted child molester Michael Bauer is in custody after being arrested in Santee for violating the terms of his parole.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, Bauer was arrested Wednesday, a day after officials advised Santee residents that he now lived in the community.