- California corrections chief aims to change prison culture
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s new corrections chief plans to add training on diversity and leadership for prison employees and to examine what has been effective in other states to change employees’ attitudes as he tries to alter a culture that often pits prison guards against inmates and outsiders. “They (guards) have worked under very difficult
- Prison officials looking into death of Shasta County man
LANCASTER, Calif. – Officials at California State Prison-Los Angeles County (LAC) are investigating the death of an inmate. Inmate Rashell Clarke, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell at 10:48 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. Staff immediately began lifesaving measures and an ambulance was called. Clarke succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:26
- Parolee Suspected in String of Holdups
A parolee suspected of committing a series of robberies targeting cell phone stores in Moreno Valley was being held without bail Saturday. Jonathan Santoyo, 28, was arrested Thursday following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation. According to sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Kent, Santoyo allegedly held up a mobile phone business in the 25000 block of Sunnymead Boulevard
- Sentencing reform in California: Another “let them out early” proposal?
California is a strange place politically. Many years ago California had a crime known as larceny. The penalty was six months to life in the state slammer. One such prisoner was incarcerated at DVI where I worked. He stole a bicycle from an unlocked garage. He was also an in-your-face jerk. When he came up
- Proposals to limit California public pensions won’t make November ballot
For the third time in five years, an effort to put a government pension measure before voters has stalled for lack of money. Former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio announced Monday that they are backing off plans to qualify a proposal for the November ballot. Instead, they said
- Inmate with ’187′ tattooed on chin walks away from community re-entry facility
Authorities Wednesday sought the public’s help in locating an inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles community re-entry facility. Louie Iniguez, 24, who was due to be paroled next month, destroyed his GPS device and walked away from the Male Community Re-Entry Program about 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, said Dana Simas of the California Department
- Due process, fairness, justice, and the Peace Officer Bill of Rights
There has been a major splash in the media recently about the Peace Officer Bill of Rights (POBOR) in California and a black eye for the San Francisco Police Department. I have now been retired for over ten years. I started working for the California Department of Corrections at the tag-end of 1980, just when
- GPS Supervision in California: One Technology, Two Contrasting Goals
Two NIJ-supported studies with very different results show that GPS technology may be used to help prevent cime in various ways. Using sophisticated technology to control crime generally appeals to both the public and policymakers, because it prompts visions of reduced crime and improved safety… Stephan Gies in Corrections.com
- Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation : Who Is Scott Kernan?
The new leader of the stressed-out, scandal-ridden California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is a former prison guard and retired 30-year veteran of the institution, returning from four years of consulting with some of its largest contractors. Governor Jerry Brown appointed Scott Kernan, 55, secretary of the agency, replacing Jeffrey Beard, who announced a
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