Monday, July 24, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Kristina Davis, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Nineteen people have been charged as part of a three-year investigation into the Mexican Mafia prison gang, a powerful and violent group that uses street gangs to traffic drugs both inside and outside Southern California correctional facilities.

“Operation Emero” captured thousands of recorded conversations and written communications which revealed how Mexican Mafia members used prison phones, smuggled cellphones, mail and email to operate their illicit empires from behind bars, the District Attorney’s Office said Friday.

CALIFORNIA INMATES

Aditi Roy, CNBC

On one morning late this spring, dozens of inmates at Solano State Prison in Northern California scurried around the penitentiary's gym, ready for a life-changing day. They were about to pitch their business ideas to a squad of Silicon Valley's elite tech leaders and venture capitalists.

The prisoners were part of an entrepreneurship program by a non-profit company called Defy Ventures. The inmates, or entrepreneurs-in-training (EIT for short), take courses for an average of six months that teach them how to turn their small business ideas into reality.

Sierra Sun Times

July 21, 2017 - CAL FIRE is holding a Detwiler Wildfire Community Meeting in Greeley Hill on Friday, July 21, 2017.

The meeting begins at 7:30 P.M. at the Greeley Hill Community Club 10332 Fiske Road, Greeley Hill, CA 95311

CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4, the Mariposa County Sherriff’s Office and additional cooperating agencies on the Detwiler Fire will be hosting a community meeting in Greeley Hill. Representatives from the agencies managing the incident

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Brian Day, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

PASADENA >> A Pasadena woman awoke to find a burglar asleep on the floor of her home after breaking in, rummaging through the house and making himself a sandwich early Saturday, police said.

The burglary was reported just after 6:30 a.m. in the 300 block of South Grand Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. William Grisafe said.

An intruder made his way into the home through an unsecured door and rummaged through several rooms, he said.

CORRECTIONS RELATED

Desert Dispatch

BARSTOW — Authorities made several arrests and recovered stolen vehicles, illegal guns and drugs during a sweep conducted Thursday.

Together with the San Bernardino County Probation Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, California Highway Patrol and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Barstow Police Department conducted a probation and parole compliance operation in the city starting at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Composed of 25 officers from the various department involved, the operation’s purpose is to ensure that individuals on active probation, post release community supervision (PRCS) or parole are complying with the terms and conditions of their supervised release, officials said in a statement.

Mike Mangas, KRCRTV

REDDING, Calif. - The statewide issue of prison overcrowding is affecting the Northstate, from making certain laws more lenient to filling the local jail with out of county criminals. Law enforcement and the District Attorney's office are seeing the effects of these policies every day.

Redding Police are frustrated over their role in the rising tide of property and drug crimes in Redding, and they attribute a lot of that to the more lenient laws being put into place because of AB 109, Propositions 47, and 57.