Friday, July 21, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Rachel Zirin, Folsom Telegraph

The California Prison Industry Board approved a $12 million project, during the June 29 meeting, to expand Career Technical Education (CTE) programs through the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) as part of a $237 million budget for 2017-18.

The expansion includes extending the highly successful Code.7370, Computer Coding program to Pelican Bay State Prison and the Ventura Youth Correctional Facility, expanding a facilities maintenance program statewide, and increasing the number of pre-apprentice programs that partner with trade unions throughout the State, including Folsom State Prison (FSP).

CALIFORNIA INMATES

The Salinas Californian

Carmen Rogelio Maldonado, 28, of Gonzales, entered pleas of no contest to the crimes of kidnapping a child under age of fourteen, child abuse and auto theft, according to Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo. Maldonado will receive an eight-year term in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

On April 14, 2016, a 2015 Honda Accord was stolen from a driveway of Soledad home with a 2-year-old boy secured in the back seat. The child’s father left the car unattended at approximately 6:45 a.m. to run back into the home.

Heidi Fron, Mountain News

Former Riverside County sheriff’s deputy Steven Michael Baumgartner, 56, was sentenced to 40 years to life for the 2014 shooting of his Crestline neighbor, according to an announcement on July 7 from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office.

The case stemmed from ongoing tensions between Baumgartner and his next-door neighbor, Michael Paul Clark, then 38 years old. Baumgartner placed a 9-1-1 call to report a domestic disturbance at Clark’s home the evening of June 27, 2014.

PROPOSITION 57

Andrew Sheeler, The San Luis Obispo Tribune

The Morro Bay man convicted of acting as the “mastermind” of the largest cocaine trafficking organization in recent San Luis Obispo County history was sentenced Thursday to 18 years, eight months in state prison.

But Chase Hanson, 26, likely won’t serve anything close to that total. Because of recent sentencing reform, he could be eligible for parole in five years.

A jury found Hanson guilty of nine counts — all but one of the total he was charged with — stemming from his 2015 arrest. Prosecutors argued that he ran a sophisticated operation that relied on anonymity and a righthand man, Dane Bennett. Hanson even went to the effort of purchasing a specialty phone that cannot be wiretapped.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Jason Kotowski, The Bakersfield Californian

A Tehachapi correctional officer charged with murder in the shooting of his wife's lover offered a homeless man $5,000 to burn down the wife's apartment the day before the slaying, according to court documents.

The man told police he refused Rigoberto Sanchez's offer, but did agree to accompany him in burglarizing the apartment on May 27, the newly released documents said. The man admitted to damaging a surveillance camera outside while Sanchez, 39, stole items from the residence.