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Vacaville police arrest man suspected of assault

Published on December 17, 2014, in News, Parolee News.

Police arrested a Vacaville man after he allegedly assaulted a business owner with a large piece of wood Tuesday evening. Police later found Pugh walking down the middle of the street near East Monte Vista Avenue and Brown Street. He was arrested without incident under suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and an unrelated



Psychiatric Technicians Say Patients and Staff in Danger in California’s State Prisons

Published on December 16, 2014, in Corrections, News.

The California Association of Psychiatric Technicians is holding an informational meeting 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, December 22, at the Corcoran YMCA Senior Center (900 Dairy Road) to address the union’s protest of the drastically inadequate staffing changes at California State Prison-Corcoran and potentially other state prisons. “This new staffing model is just not



Inmates who work as janitors, cooks in California prisons would be eligible for early release

Inmates who work as janitors, cooks and groundskeepers in California’s overcrowded prisons would be eligible for early release under a proposed legal settlement. The settlement was filed Friday in federal court, where judges would need to approve it before any changes take effect. The Los Angeles Times reports that an estimated 4,300 inmates who form



California agrees to let prison laborers leave early

Published on December 12, 2014, in Corrections, News.

California prison officials have agreed to allow minimum custody inmates who provide the bulk of the state prison system’s menial labor force to be eligible for early release. The settlement agreement, filed in federal court Friday, would affect an estimated 4,300 inmates in the state’s crowded prison system, inmate lawyers said. If federal judges concur,



Calif. surgeon disciplined for removing wrong kidney from inmate

Published on December 3, 2014, in Corrections, News.

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A California surgeon has been disciplined for removing a prison inmate’s healthy kidney and leaving the diseased one intact. The Orange County Register reported Tuesday that Dr. Charles Coonan Streit was placed on probation for three years by the state Medical Board. The board said Streit, a urologist who has had



Nonviolent felons to be up for early parole in California

State prison officials say 5,000 to 6,000 inmates serving extended sentences for second-time, nonviolent felony convictions will be eligible for parole next year under new procedures ordered by a federal court to reduce prison overcrowding. But a lawyer for prisoners whose 2001 suit against the state led to the court order said the rules announced



California man walks free after conviction overturned in 1978 murder

Published on November 24, 2014, in Corrections, News.

A California man who spent more than 30 years in prison for a 1978 murder walked free on Monday after a judge overturned his conviction based on new DNA analysis and investigative reports that were withheld from his defense. The California Innocence Project, which worked for 15 years to win 69-year-old Michael Hanline’s freedom, said



UPDATE: Two more prisons on horizon

Despite several critical comments in a meeting that lasted into the wee hours of Thursday morning, two separate prison proposals that could potentially alleviate the city’s current fiscal crisis passed preliminary steps for approval by the Adelanto City Council. The five-member board approved the first reading of development agreements to construct both a 1,050-bed prison



O.C. is less Republican than it used to be

Published on November 17, 2014, in News.

Orange County continued its trend toward an electorate that looks more like the rest of the Democratic state when it supported Proposition 47 – which reduces some non-violent felonies to misdemeanors – with 53 percent of the vote. Republicans had a good mid-term election nationwide and in Orange County wrested two state legislative seats from



State of California Awards Prison Health Contract to Health Net Federal Services

Published on November 13, 2014, in Corrections, News.

Health Net Federal Services, LLC (Health Net), a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a contract with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to continue providing CDCR a network of community-based specialty health care providers. “We’re pleased for the opportunity to work with CDCR to integrate claims processing