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  • At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

    05/02/2018 1:41:53 PM PDT · by walford · 36 replies
    LA Times/AP ^ | Jun 04, 2017 | Staff
    ...The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase.
  • Obama Lets Crack Dealer Out of Prison Early, What Happened Next Should Lead to IMPEACHMENT

    12/29/2016 5:12:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 63 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 12/26/2016 | Judicial Watch Staff
    A convicted crack dealer who left prison early as part of the Obama administration’s mass release of federal inmates has been indicted by a grand jury for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her two kids in Columbus, Ohio. The gory crime drew national attention because the children, ages 7 and 10, were murdered to eliminate them as witnesses in the brutal massacre of their 32-year-old mother. This week a grand jury in Franklin County returned a 10-count, death-penalty indictment against the ex-con, 35-year-old Wendell Callahan, for the triple murders. Callahan broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and stabbed the three victims,...
  • Crack Dealer Freed Early Under Obama Plan Murders Woman, 2 Kids

    03/02/2016 1:53:40 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 2, 2016
    A convicted crack dealer who left prison early as part of the Obama administration’s mass release of federal inmates has been indicted by a grand jury for fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her two kids in Columbus, Ohio. The gory crime drew national attention because the children, ages 7 and 10, were murdered to eliminate them as witnesses in the brutal massacre of their 32-year-old mother. This week a grand jury in Franklin County returned a 10-count, death-penalty indictment against the ex-con, 35-year-old Wendell Callahan, for the triple murders. Callahan broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment and stabbed the three victims,...
  • Prosecutors group blasts Obama for releasing drug dealers

    12/22/2015 3:28:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 22, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    A group representing federal prosecutors said Tuesday that President Obama violated his own rules last week when he granted clemency to 91 convicted drug dealers who were released from prison early. Reflecting deep divisions in the Justice Department, the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys called on the White House and leaders at Justice to release all information involved in the decisions to release the drug dealers, saying the public has a right to know whether a program to free criminals "is prudent, much less necessary." "Americans need more information than they are getting in order to decide whether now...
  • Early-Release Felon Tied To San Fernando Valley Robberies

    07/28/2012 12:36:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    CBS) ^ | July 27, 2012 11:30 PM
    MISSION HILLS {california} (CBS) — A career criminal who allegedly robbed six businesses in the San Fernando Valley was part of California’s early release prison program, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Francisco Gonzalez Jr., 39, was arrested Tuesday for evading police, car theft and robbery in Panorama City. “This was not (his) first pursuit, first robbery, nor first brush with the law,” said Lt. Paul Vernon of the Mission Detective Division. “And since this arrest, we have tied (him) to five other recent store robberies across the San Fernando Valley,” he said. Vernon said the frustrating part was...
  • Suspect released from prison 6 weeks before slaying (Barf alert)

    04/24/2012 7:57:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    WLKY ^ | 4/24/2012 | WLKY
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The third suspect in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy faced a judge Tuesday morning. Related U.S. Marshals and Louisville metro police tracked down and arrested Cannon Pendergrass on Monday. Pendergrass, 22, was formally charged Tuesday with in the slaying of 15-year-old Gregory Holt. Pendergrass was the third man arrested in the Holt slaying case and is now facing the same charges as the other two suspects, James Mallory, 29, and Anthony Hogan Jr., 18. Holt was found shot to death inside his home on Clover Street two weeks ago. All three suspects have been in...
  • Inmate released early is arrested in rape attempt

    02/03/2010 5:05:20 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 439+ views
    SacBee ^ | 02/03/10 | Robert Lewis and Sam Stanton
    February 3, 2010 Inmate released early is arrested in rape attempt By Robert Lewis and Sam Stanton Thumbnail image for Kevin Peterson.jpgOne of the inmates the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department released early as part of an effort to reduce the state's prison population was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted rape, less than 24 hours after getting out of jail, The Bee has learned. Kevin Eugene Peterson got out of jail Monday night after serving about two months on a four-month sentence for violating probation on a prior felony conviction. Peterson was arrested 12 hours later, around 12:30 p.m....
  • Early release for prisoners who do yoga

    01/21/2010 10:50:43 PM PST · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 391+ views
    Prisoners in an Indian state who attend yoga classes will be freed early because the lessons improve self-control and lessen aggression, authorities said. For every three months spent doing sun salutations, deep breathing exercises and balance postures, a prisoner will get 15 days off their sentence, Madhya Pradesh state's inspector general of prisons told AFP. "Yoga is good for maintaining fitness, calming the behaviour, controlling anger and reducing stress," Sanjay Mane said. "When a prisoner attends yoga sessions and fulfils some other conditions, he will be considered for a remission if his jail superintendent recommends his case." Attending literacy classes...
  • IL: Critics bash (Democrat Governor) Quinn on early release of inmates

    12/14/2009 7:30:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/09 | John O'Connor - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Critics heaped scorn on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday over a secret prison program that allowed hundreds of inmates — some violent offenders — to be released early, including some who only spent 11 days behind bars. An Associated Press report released Sunday showed that more than 850 inmates — including repeat drunk drivers, drug users and even people convicted of battery and weapons violations — were released early under the program since September. This happened because the Corrections Department abandoned a policy that all prisoners serve at least 61 days and gave inmates months of...
  • States Look to Prisons for Ways to Save Money, Including Letting Some Inmates Go

    01/10/2009 4:52:26 PM PST · by metmom · 46 replies · 888+ views ^ | Saturday, January 10, 2009 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Their budgets in crisis, governors, legislators and prison officials across the nation are making or considering policy changes that will likely remove tens of thousands of offenders from prisons and parole supervision. Collectively, the pending and proposed initiatives could add up to one of biggest shifts ever in corrections policy, putting into place cost-saving reforms that have struggled to win political support in the tough-on-crime climate of recent decades.
  • Fresno jail starts releasing inmates

    09/03/2008 3:36:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 1 replies · 136+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 09/02/08 | Kerri Ginis
    Fresno County sheriff's officials began releasing inmates from the downtown jail Tuesday as they prepare to close two floors and reduce the overall population by 800 inmates later this month.
  • Random slayer of boys set for early release

    03/22/2006 4:03:46 PM PST · by Graybeard58 · 24 replies · 881+ views
    Denver Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man who told police he shot two teenage boys at random "to get something off my chest" was recommended for release from prison following a parole hearing Tuesday. Jeron Grant, 26, and an accompolice were charged in the Valentine's Day 1997 shotgun shooting deaths of Andrew Westbay, 13, and Scott Hawrysiak, 15, who were gunned down at close range as they walked home after playing video games at a neighbor's house. Parole board member Curtis Devin, who held the hearing, recommended Grant be released in either August or September, only a few weeks earlier than...
  • Minister had hope for ex-con in Maine

    05/23/2005 6:06:18 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 45 replies · 1,177+ views
    Portland Press Herald ^ | May 23, 2005 | Associated Press
    Monday, May 23, 2005 Minister had hope for ex-con in Maine Associated Press ©Copyright 2004 Associated Press. E-mail this story to a friend MONTPELIER, Vt. — The pastor who drove Kent Hanson to Maine after he was released from prison had high hopes for the ex-convict. The Rev. Pete Fiske of The Church at Prison holds services at the St. Albans prison and helps offenders after they leave prison. On the morning of May 12, the 63-year-old Hanson had just served the last minutes of a 20-year sentence for the 1985 murder of Helena Warner. Fiske was taking the man...
  • County Let 119,577 Out of Jail Early

    11/26/2004 6:56:28 PM PST · by DoughtyOne · 12 replies · 784+ views
    the Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/25/2004 | Jack Leonard
    In an article appearing in the Los Angeles Times yesterday - Thursday, November 25th, 2004 - the subject of 'Early Release' was addressed with facts that will infuriate all but the comatose. The article addressed the Los Angeles County Jail system. It addressed Sheriff Lee Baca's attitude regarding the early release program. It touches on budget shortfalls and reactions to them. The article mentions that police chiefs, prosecuting attornies, judges, police officers and victims are either serously concerned or downright angry about this program. Victims who were supposed to be notified regarding some of these early releases, weren't. Victims of...
  • L.A.'s in-and-out jails (Sheriff Lee Baca a threat to public safety)

    04/23/2004 12:23:56 AM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 1 replies · 202+ views
    The Daily News ^ | 4/21/2004 | Jason Kandel
    At least 73 inmates released early this year from the Los Angeles County Jail have been rearrested within weeks, in some cases days, on new charges as serious as kidnapping and assault with a deadly weapon, according to an LAPD audit obtained by the Daily News. The three-month Los Angeles Police Department audit completed April 1 has fueled criticism of the controversial Sheriff's Department program under which up to 400 inmates are being released from jail after serving only a fraction of their sentences. The Daily News reported Sunday on the case of a Burbank woman who allegedly was beaten...
  • CA: LA county releases 130 inmates daily due to budget constraints

    03/25/2004 12:44:49 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 7 replies · 301+ views
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 25, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>About 130 inmates on average are released early each day from county jails to save money, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department data show.</p> <p>The inmates -- robbers, auto thieves, drunk drivers and abusive spouses -- and other convicts are freed early as part of a plan by Sheriff Lee Baca to offset millions of dollars cut from his budget.</p>
  • Davis vetoes inmate early-release bill

    03/19/2003 8:20:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 218+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/19/03 | Margaret Talev
    <p>Gov. Gray Davis has rejected legislation closing the state budget gap by $70 million next year through the early release of thousands of prisoners.</p> <p>The governor announced his veto Tuesday just before enacting billions of dollars in hard-won budget cuts agreed to by the same Democratic leaders who sought the early-release measure.</p>
  • CA: Non-violent offenders could get early release

    12/27/2002 10:09:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 322+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 12/27/02 | Mark Gladstone
    <p>SACRAMENTO - As California's budget woes have escalated, state prison officials quietly have been studying a range of options to save hundreds of millions of dollars, including releasing non-violent inmates, delaying the opening of a maximum security lockup and early discharge from parole, according to internal documents obtained by the Mercury News.</p>
  • California considers releasing prisoners to cut budgets

    12/23/2002 6:33:08 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 551+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 12/23/02 | AP- Sacramento
    <p>California governor Gray Davis is fine-tuning a new budget proposal that could raise taxes for some and slash some public service programs for others.</p> <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - Proposals to release some nonviolent and elderly prisoners early have emerged in California and other states confronting massive budget shortfalls.</p>
  • Prison officials propose early release despite Measure 11 [three strike style of a law]

    05/24/2002 2:38:09 PM PDT · by Glutton · 1 replies · 280+ views
    the register Guard ^ | 24 May 02 | AP
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) - State prison officials are considering an early release program for some inmates convicted under the mandatory sentencing law overwhelmingly approved by voters in 1994. But critics are calling the idea a betrayal of the 1994 law, which was passed to protect crime victims' rights. The Oregon Corrections Department plans to submit its early release proposal to the governor and the Department of Administrative Services, which will decide whether to refer it to the 2003 Legislature in January. The proposal would allow selected prisoners to earn credit for good conduct and participation in work and rehabilitation programs,...