Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips

CALIFORNIA PRISONS

Experiment integrates historically hostile inmates
Joe Little, ABC 10 News

OTAY MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is watching RJ Donovan Correctional in Otay Mesa to see if a program with its prisoner population will better prepare inmates for a day they are ever released.

“It’s an experiment,” said Mark Hill, who has been behind bars for 19 years.

Warden Daniel Paramo said the state prison is experimenting putting “general population” inmates in the same yard as inmates with “sensitive needs,” which could be their gang affiliation or the crime they committed.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

The Madera Tribune

A man convicted of setting fires in the Yosemite Lakes Parks area in the summer of 2013 will face a parole review by the state Board of Parole next month, according to authorities.

Kenneth Allen Jackson is serving a sentence of 30 years in prison. His wife, Alice Waterman, was sentenced to 10 years.

“This case has been under review by the California Fifth Appellate District of California, for alleged constitutional violations committed by the prior prosecution team in 2013 and early 2014,” said legal secretary Susan Murray of the Madera County District Attorney’s Office.

KCRA Sacramento

RICHMOND, Calif. (Bay City News) — A wanted man who was arrested in Richmond defecated, ate his feces and spat it at officers in a police car while being driven to a county jail, prompting officers to shut down Interstate 80, police said.

Officers received a call about 6:30 p.m. on July 17 of a possibly wanted person in the North Richmond area.

Richmond police arrived and detained the suspect, who gave a false name. However, when he learned there was an arrest warrant for that person, the suspect gave officers his real name, police said.