June 14, 1988 |
There's a question on the orientation form for newcomers to California's prisons that no longer always applies. The question is: What do you plan to do when you get out? It doesn't apply because, about 10 years ago, California and many other states began telling certain criminals to abandon hope--sentencing them to terms of life in prison without possibility of parole. While such terms may protect society, they also may threaten those who manage prisons.
August 25, 1987 |
A prison inmate who corresponded with an El Monte woman about molesting her 11-year-old daughter was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for receiving a sexually explicit photograph of the girl. Bobby J. Cornelius, already serving a 15-year term in Florida for molesting his own 6-year-old daughter, pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge after prison officials found the picture in a routine mail inspection.
January 5, 1992 |
An inmate who complained that a woman performed oral sex on Marion Barry in front of more than 20 people in a prison visiting room said Saturday that the former Washington mayor made a veiled threat against him. "He said that, if I complained, there would be repercussions," Floyd Robertson said in a telephone interview with the Associated Press. "It sounded like a threat to me." Two days after the Dec.
October 17, 1994 |
This is the gaping maw, the jaws through which convicts pass to be evaluated and processed before they are spit out once again and force-fed into California's swollen prisons. Every day of the week, buses from jails throughout Southern California roll into Chino to disgorge their forlorn and often dangerous passengers behind the faded beige walls of this Reception Center. And every day, buses roll out of Chino loaded with newly processed convicts bound for prisons throughout the state.
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April 4, 2013 |
A catalog of recent misconduct cases in California's corrections system includes allegations that prison guards groped and grappled with inmates, brought them drugs, shared their booze and solicited them for sex. The two-volume report , created by the independent Office of Inspector General, chronicles 117 incidents within state prisons and 93 investigations from July to December 2012. It starts with a cook at a central California prison accused of asking inmates to sit on his lap, "tickle and fondle him. " It ends with the tale of a parole agent who shot the charging dog of his parolee.