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High times for 25% of CDCR inmates tested

Paco: Voluntary tests belie HIGHER results

Over a quarter of CDCR inmates' urinalysis proved positive for drugs.  The refusal rate ranged from 5.54% at SATF to 98.95 at PBSP. to

Over a quarter of CDCR inmates’ urinalysis proved positive for drugs. The refusal rate ranged from 5.54% at SATF to 98.95 at PBSP. 

California prisons find 1 in 4 inmates used drugs

DON THOMPSON, AP | Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly a quarter of inmates tested in a screening last year in California had used one or more illegal substances, leading state prison officials to propose increasing penalties for drug and alcohol use.

Under the recommendation, a first positive test for drug use would cost inmates 90 days’ pay from work assignments, and repeat offenses could mean up to a year of lost wages…

The department also plans to standardize mandatory drug testing across prisons. (more…)

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Paco's Podium

Steven Dean Gordon and Frank Cano left a trail of electronic breadcrumbs tying them to at least 4 rape-murders.  They may face a non-existent death penalty.
Parolees wore GPS devices during murder spree

CDCR, federal parolees team up in serial rape-murders KPCC reports a pair of parolees–one under CDCR’s jurisdiction, the other a federal parolee–have been arraigned for the rape and murder of 4 women in Orange County; Both parolees were wearing GPS ankle bracelets during the commission of the killings. One police chief, Anaheim PD’s Raul Quezada, stated there may be more victims but would not elaborate. Investigators with the Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments made the connection to registered sex-offenders Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, by cross checking the crime scene(s) with GPS monitoring data. Cano is reportedly under the supervision of CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations while Gordon was supervised by US Probation and Parole.

It is precisely this type of thing that Loni Hancock wants to stop...even though it isn't happening. (Zoom image)
Hancock Bill caves to Hungertard’s specious demands

SHU’s to have IG oversight and inmate ‘advocates’ Bill to Reform Solitary Confinement in State Prisons By postnewsgroup A bill by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Oakland) to revise and reform solitary confinement conditions in California’s prisons passed its first legislative hurdle this week. The Senate Public Safety Committee approved SB 892 by a vote of 6-1, with Republican support. It now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee before heading to the Senate floor. [Senator Hancock said] “Isolating large numbers of inmates for long periods of time as we are currently doing is an expensive and deeply troubling practice…It is ineffective at controlling gang behavior in prisons; useless in helping to rehabilitate prisoners; costly to taxpayers; and a threat to public safety when inmates are released directly to the streets after years – sometimes decades – of solitary confinement.”

In the Dutch prison system, there are now more staff than inmates.  Perhaps Governor Brown can export excess cons there.
Going Dutch: Netherlands runs short of inmates

“We’re studying what the reason for the decline is” Dutch prisons hit by prisoner shortage The Age The Dutch government is facing an unusual crisis: prison undercrowding. There are now more guards and other prison staff than prisoners in the Netherlands for the first time, according to data released by the Justice Ministry on Friday. Crime rates have fallen slightly in recent years, but aren’t notably lower in the Netherlands than in neighbouring countries, and many Dutch people think sentences for violent offenders are too light. In 2008, there were more than 15,000 inmates. As of March of this year, there were just 9710 remaining, compared with 9914 guards…

NewJack
Most fly over cuckoo’s nest, land in prison

Paco: Insane or not, NUTS to ‘treatment’ in lieu of incarceration Prisons are ‘new asylums’ in U.S. reads the headline of today’s Columbus Dispatch: Reinforcing their role as the “new asylums,” U.S. prisons now house 10 times as many seriously mentally ill people as state psychiatric hospitals do, a new national report shows. An estimated 356,268 seriously mentally ill inmates were housed in prisons and jails nationally in 2012, compared with about 35,000 patients in mental hospitals, according to a report released Tuesday. The Virginia-based Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association released “Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey.” (The Columbus Dispatch) “Behavioral-health experts say prisons and jails were not designed and are not equipped and staffed to handle the huge influx of inmates with mental illness, Reporter Alan Johnson correctly notes. “Yet, that’s where many mentally ill individuals end up as a result of the closing

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Whatever Governor Brown was smoking yesterday led his mouth to tell victims his weak realignment ploy is "stimulating."
Realignment is ‘stimulating’ and ‘working’ says Brown

It’s working: More criminals on the street means more victims Yesterday at the annual Crime Victims March on the Capitol ceremonies, Governor Jerry Brown opted to politicize the solemn event with a lecture about realignment. As if the ill-conceived law isn’t directly responsible for numerous murders, rapes and other violent crimes, Brown told a crowd of victims, survivors and victim rights advocates realignment is “encouraging and stimulating.” He also insisted it is “working.” “I’ve talked to district attorneys, I’ve talked to police chiefs, I’ve talked to sheriffs. I will continue going to counties in California. And I can report, not just on my say-so, but by the people in the field–probation, mental health, sheriffs that run jails–that realignment is working.” In an apparent attempt to soften his inappropriate-for-the-venue message, Governor Brow proceeded to explain AB109 is “abstract” and bloodless” in divvying convicts between prison and county jails. “But when you come here and when you

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Thanks to Jerry Brown and the Dem Majority, David O'Neal Coleman Jr. is a dangerous felon at large in the community.  If you see him, call 911 and keep your distance.
Drywall and wire: Escape realigned

Realignment Reality: Soft Security meets Hard Time Realignment provided the environment needed by a “dangerous felon” to effect an escape in Merced County–Thanks to AB109-induced jail crowding, he was housed in a “low risk” (minimum security) jail pending trial.  He was looking at over 3 decades if convicted. The Merced Sun Star’s Rob Parsons reports David O’Neal Coleman Jr. escaped from the John Latorraca Correctional Center by breaking through the drywall ceiling of a wood framed dorm and climbing over a razor wire topped fence. At the time of the escape, Coleman was pending a preliminary hearing on 6 fresh felonies described as “drug, weapons and theft-related charges.” The jail has reportedly been “plagued” by escapes since AB109 became law, though no firm numbers have been provided. Prior to Coleman’s flight, the most recent escape was in December 2013. Merced County Sheriff Tom Cavallero said the jail was built to house minimum security inmates for

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Otis Campbell
Bell 5′s plea deal going, going…

4 year “prison” deal is for all or no one According to a report in the Los Angeles Times, the so-called Bell 5 are nearing the deadline to accept a post-conviction offer of 4 years in prison which must be accepted by all 5. The Court is already authorized to sentence the corrupt gang to 8 year terms but this offer is designed to prevent additional trials on as yet unadjudicated corruption charges. Regardless of the outcome, everyone’s getting locked up. The only confusion seems to be WHERE they will go. It seems to Paco realignment dictates JAIL but all reports and quotes I have found indicate PRISON.

Governor Perry says PREA was "created in a vacuum with little regard for input from those who daily operate state prisons and local jails
Texas nixes prison rape act

PREA rules ‘counterproductive, cumbersome, costly’ In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Texas Governor Rick Perry states “cross-gender supervision standards” make compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) “impossible.” Dated March 28, 2014, the 3 page document succinctly details numerous other issues with PREA, noting among other concerns conflicts between PREA and federal labor law. “PREA’s ill-conceived standards on cross-gender viewing would likely cause the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to violate state and federal labor laws that prohibit discrimination based on gender.  Approximately 40 percent of TDCJ correctional officers at male units are female,” the Governor noted. In addition to the cross-gender conflict, Perry complained the new regulations  also “violate Texas’ right to establish the state’s own age of criminal responsibility.”  In Texas that age is 17–PREA’s is 18.

Parole Absconder Mark Royal prefers the food at Placer County Jail over Sacramento.  Despite the snub, Sacramento's hospitality prevailed.
Royal procession over jail chow for naught

Sacramento absconder’s car chase to Auburn: “The food’s better here” Mark Royal was a Parolee At Large  (PAL) from Sacramento.  It is unknown at this writing if he is a state parolee or of the post-realignment county variety.  Based upon KCRA’s report, Paco surmises he is the latter. In either case, it is an unusual, ironic and gotcha amusing saga. It seems last Tuesday at 2330 hours, Sacramento PD officers recognized a driver as a PAL, namely, Mark Royal. Officers attempted to stop Royal that he may be returned to custody. Royal, 51, has been a criminal a long time so he decided to do things his way. Parenthetically, doing things one’s own way is what makes one a criminal in the first place. But I digress. Rather than give up within blocks of Sacramento County’s custodial tower for a brief ride home, Royal led the police some 35 miles to Placer County’s Main Jail

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Delaware Judge Jan Jurden gave a member of the Du Pont clan probation for raping his 3 year old daughter.  She was worried the molester wouldn't thrive in prison.
Farewell to prison

Judge said du Pont heir ‘will not fare well’ in prison Cris Barrish | The News Journal (Delaware) A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show. Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV suggested that she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists. Richards’ 2009 rape case became public this month after attorneys for his ex-wife Tracy filed a lawsuit seeking compensatory and punitive damages for the abuse of

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Under Roman Law, a confession was invalid unless the subject was sufficiently tortured.  The Japanese system isn't much different.
Released after 45 solitary years on death row

Paco was under the impression California was the worst in terms of lengthy death row stays but the case of Japanese Inmate Hakamada Iwao makes us look like Texas by comparison. Some 46 years ago, Iwao’s boss, the man’s wife and their two children were brutally murdered. And, after a scant 20 days of “intense interrogation”, including what was then deemed an acceptable amount of beating, police obtained a confession. According to The Economist, “Criminal courts in Japan have long relied heavily on confessions for proof of guilt. Though the accused have a right to silence, failure to admit a crime is considered bad sport. Besides, police have strong incentives to extract a confession and, with up to 23 days to interrogate a suspect, the blunt tools to do so, as a stream of disturbing incidents has shown.

All reports on the execution of Kelli Hall's murderer feature HIS picture.  Above is the face everyone needs to see and remember.  It took 25 years for the 17 year old's murder to be avenged.
Justice delayed is justice, just delayed

25 years after rape and murder of teen, Justice is served One night in 1989, Jeffrey Ferguson and an accomplice kidnapped 17 year old Kelli Hall from the St. Charles, Missouri Mobil Station where she worked. 13 days later her frozen corpse was found in a field. She was wearing only socks. She had been raped and strangled. Ferguson was convicted by jury and sentenced to die–Early this morning the condemned met his maker. Notwithstanding the murderer’s expressions of remorse, new-found devotion to God and, per his attorneys and advocates, being an all-around good person, The New Orleans Times Picayune noted: “Ferguson, strapped to a hospital gurney, was animated in the moments before his midnight execution at the state prison in Bonne Terre. He made funny faces and mouthed words to relatives sitting in the observation room to ease the tension.

Jared James Abrahams hacked into women's PC's, watched and photographed them and then blackmailed them into "cyber-sex."
18 months for e-Rapist: Autism made him do it

Another sex offender not subject to registration! Dubbed the “sextortionist” for blackmailing women into performing 5 minute “cyber-sex” sessions, Jared James Abrahams received an 18 month federal prison term Tuesday, subsequent to a plea agreement. The Riverside Press Enterprise reports the cyber-rapist “hacked the computers of women, including Miss Teen USA, then secretly took nude photos of them and extorted some into undressing during video chats.” In their son’s defense,  Abrahams’ parents blamed his criminality and psycho-sexual issues on autism.  The condition made it hard for him to make friends and he had trouble understanding and forming “normal social interactions.”  We used to call it shyness or, at the extreme, “awkward.” In a written statement read prior to sentencing, Abrahams asserted, “Everything that I did was simply to feel a sense of involvement and to feel less alone.” Now, in Paco’s estimation, if autism is to blame, it’s a good thing.  Abrahams is a predatory sex-offender–A rapist

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Budget

capitol Jerry calls for special session

Our dearly beloved leader, Governor Jerry Brown, has called for a special session of the legislature to begin next week.  The subject will be the “rainy day fund” one of which we really don’t have much of. There is already going to be a ballot initiative on this subject. but the Democrat-Socialists are afraid that it will give them inadequate control in that it would curtail some spending increases.  If there is anything the Democrat-Socialist party likes it is government spending, and Republican-Psedoconservatives are only slightly better (less bad) in that arena.  They get their power by collecting and spending tax money.  It’s as simple

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BobsNewsflash[1],jpg Mayor’s incompetence costs retirement system big bucks

The City of San Jose (CA) operates its own pension systems, one of peace officers and fire fighters, one for everybody else.  These systems share the same investment staff.  Due to staff shortages these systems have lost an estimated $94 million over the last three years due to uninvested funds, a situation that the mayor was well aware of.  If you can believe the article linked here from the Public Sector Alliance the mayor has spent much more time touring the state lecturing others on how to fix their pension systems rather than ensuring that his own system was operating properly. Mayor Chuck Reed was

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As usual, Corrections can't come up with any money to cash out CPO leave credits.  Other state employees are in line though. Leave credit cash-out leaves CPO’s out of cash

Paco: Don’t sweat it,  KA-Ching at 50! Some California state employees now eligible to cash out leave By Jon Ortiz | Sacramento Bee Tens of thousands of state workers stand to get extra money in the next couple months by cashing out some of their unused leave time – assuming the state can find money to cover it… The payments, which could reach about one-sixth of the rank-and-file workforce, must be made from departments’ current funds by the end of June and will likely cost millions of dollars… While the program will likely cost some departments big money up front, it saves even bigger costs down the line by reducing hours that their employees would cash out later at a higher pay rate when they quit or retire…

Bob's Blotter

justice And you thought you had a messed-up family

Kenneth Wilkinson, 24, entered a plea of GUILTY on Monday to killing his grandfather.  Family reported the man, Richard Mel Wilkinson, 84, missing in March.  His body, at least most of it, was found at the end of a trail of blood and body parts leading to a ravine.  The grandson dragged him for six miles behind a pick-up truck. The public defender says young Wilkinson has some substance abuse and mental health issues. He copped a plea to avoid the death penalty. Clicking here will link to a AP piece on this story.

BobsBlotter 36 shot in 36 hours in Chicago

At least 36 people were known to have been shot in Chicago over a 36 hour period this weekend.  Four of those died. Starting at 1530 hours on Friday cops responded to a total of 27 incidents.  By Sunday night one person was in custody for one of the shootings. This might not be a US record, in fact it is probably not.  It is, however, worthy of an honorable mention. Clicking here will link to a Chicago Tribune piece on this story.

BobsBlotter Santa Clara woman strikes out with cops

At about 1700 on Sunday night a 53-year old woman armed with a baseball bat charged at two Santa Clara PD officers. The woman had  called the cops threatening to harm herself and others.  She said she had taken medication and would attack the cops when they showed up with a baseball bat.  She said she wanted the cops to shoot her. She got her wish.  She died. Clicking here will link to a very thin SFGATE piece on this story.

Katz Litterbox

katz-litter4 Justice For Sale

The wealthy can buy their way out of a prison sentence while the poor cannot I am sure that most people have heard of the Texas ‘Affluenza’ case in which a spoiled brat from a wealthy family was given probation instead of prison after pleading guilty to killing four people while driving drunk.  Here is a brief summary: On June 15, 2013, 16-year-old Ethan Couch and some friends stole two cases of beer from a Walmart in the Ft. Worth area. They proceeded to get rip-roaring drunk. With seven teen passengers in his speeding pickup truck, Couch ran down and killed four pedestrians on a

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katz-litter4 Casual Pot Use Addles The Brain

Research shows smoking pot only once or twice a week can damage core structures of the brain Researchers from Harvard Medical School and Chicago’s Northwestern University have discovered that smoking pot even casually once or twice a week can damage the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala, both core structures of the brain which are linked to emotion, motivation and addiction.  Their findings were reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. The researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 20 pot smokers aged 16 to 25 and compared them to the brain scans of 20 people in that age group who had never smoked pot.  The nucleus accumbens

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katz-litter4 Cops In The Eye Of The Beholder

Thursday’s Houston Chronicle called for an investigation of the Houston Police Department. HPD had been plagued with the mishandling of evidence and contrived reports by crime lab personnel and the lab had an enormous backlog of rape evidence kits.  And now it has been revealed that some detectives in the homicide division have failed to properly investigate their cases. The Chronicle is also highly critical of HPD for not doing anything about ‘rampant and unpunished police brutality in Houston’ as reported by the Texas Observer, a far-left publication.  And, of course, it is highly critical of HPD for not doing anything about its own story

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Krupp Files

Gangsters of every stripe have infiltrated government at all levels throughout history. Krupp Files: Shrimp Boy and Uncle Leland

Crime in California:  Welcome to the Legislature The Adventures of Shrimp Boy and Uncle Leland – We are coming for you Richard Krupp, PhD Over the past few weeks I have tried to keep up with some of the local news in between my travels to various venues in and out of California to attend concerts.  I even ran into a fellow CDC retiree at the airport.  We discussed previous work events and then jumped on flights in different directions.  The following article is a result of some of the news stories I have read and my own opinions. The recent arrests of three California State Senators should be embarrassing to everyone in our state.  One has been convicted so far. Even more embarrassing is the behavior of Senate Pro-Tem Darrell Steinberg who defended his actions initially allowing the first two senators to continue representing the people of their districts.  I look forward to seeing

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ChairmanLarryKarlton Krupp Files: Larry Karlton, Killers’ Champion

Citizens and governor of California caught trying to prolong incarceration for violent criminals Pro Crime Judge Larry to the rescue, Let murderers out sooner! Richard Krupp, PhD Well known pro-crime advocate, Larry Karlton, working as a federal judge, threw out two laws designed to protect California citizens. Larry thought there was a risk of extended incarceration for his protected group– criminals. One law known as “The Victims’ Bill of Rights” was an easy target for Larry. How could victims possibly have any rights? According to the Sacramento Bee, March 2, 2014: “Proposition 9, a ballot initiative passed by the voters in 2008, and Proposition 89, passed by the voters in 1988, “retrospectively increased punishments, in violation of the Ex Post Facto Clause of the U.S. Constitution,” Karlton declared Friday

CrimocratParty2014 Krupp Files: The Pro Crime Party Movement in California

Give the criminals what they want –Float on, don’t worry. Richard Krupp, PhD After a number of legal maneuverings California citizens are floating down a path to greater criminal victimization. Given the ass-backwards position of many politicians, judges and lawyers, it is time to label them the Pro Crime Party.  This party includes the judges involved in the nonsensical overcrowding/medical case that lead us to “Realignment,” Stephen Reinhardt, Thelton Henderson, and Lawrence Karlton.  They think there are too many inmates in California prisons, but they don’t want any inmates sent out of state.  Wouldn’t that reduce overcrowding?  State Senator Darrell Steinberg would be a member of the Pro Crime party also.  He is more interested in the care and comfort of criminals than law abiding citizens. The spokesmen for the Pro Crime Party could be selected from the legal group representing inmates for several years.  Don Spector and Michael Bein are always trying to figure

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GADFLY Open

God's prophets foretold of future events in dreams and visions from God for the benefit of believers What is the Point of Prophesy?

Oy! Danny Boy! For me, one of the more compelling mysteries of Old Testament prophesy surrounds a Jewish wise-man who lived most of his life in captivity in ancient Babylon. His name was Daniel (born around 623 BC.) One of the best known stories surrounding Daniel was when he was thrown into a lions’ den, after refusing to obey the king’s edict to stop praying to God (Book of Daniel, Chapter 6.) Daniel miraculously survived the lions and continued to serve as an adviser to Persian kings (after Babylon fell.) Meanwhile all the king’s advisers (who had Daniel unjustly condemned by subterfuge) were immediately served to the same lions who ate up both errant advice and advisers. The story of Daniel is about a remarkable man of integrity who had a genuine relationship with the Creator-God. His unwavering devotion and attitude toward God, and God’s reliability and faithfulness to him in return, speak volumes about

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When you have no choice but to fight, make your move count Point of Attack

Assessing the Antagonist I will always be grateful to my father for teaching me the fundamentals of defending myself, especially when outnumbered. Dad’s Oklahoma-defense-philosophy was simple: When confronted to fight, backed into a corner, and unable to talk your way out of the situation, assessing the antagonist in the group and (at the point of attack) neutralizing that particular individual is probably the best hope for a decent outcome. The hostile group may eventually get the best of you, but in the immediate the leader will pay the price for the engagement. This proactive principle targets the leader (or bigmouth), which seems the best chance of persuading him/her to back down and call off the rest of the pack, perhaps even before a fight occurs. In short, look for the bigmouth (shot-caller) and give him/her the fattest lip first to discourage his followers from engagement. As a Christian, I am not opposed to this principle

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Pennsylvania lifer, Kermit Gosnell now subject of made-for-TV movie Silencing the lambs, Gosnell and American press

Ultimate Con: Thousands of babies murdered, abortionist receives life, American press silent The case of Kermit (Defrocked) Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortion doctor who was convicted in May 2013 of the murder of three newborn babies as well as manslaughter of a woman patient, has been slated for the subject of a made-for-television movie by Irish director Phelim McAleer. The film will be based upon the Gosnell trial transcripts, according to a story published in the Belfast Telegraph, an Irish newspaper. In the Irish report, Mr. McAleer decried the lack of news coverage by the American press. This would explain the absence of American press sources cited in this article. This is a direct quote from the Belfast Telegraph article about the Gosnell case, which bears repeating: “Mr McAleer said: “Americans have a huge appetite for films about serial killers. There have been four movies about Ted Bundy, five about the Zodiac killer, three about John

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Unions

BobsNewsflash[1],jpg Department hiring

If the brief piece linked here from the Fresno BEE is to be believed CDCr is preparing to hire about 7,000 Correctional Officers in the foreseeable future.   Nice if true.  They will need about1/3 of those at the new hospitals outside Stockton. Thanks to Caroline for the link.

BobsNewsflash[1],jpg GEO makes new deal with state

The GEO group, a major for-profit prison operator, announced yesterday that they had a new contract with the formerly great state of California.  The contract is to reopen the McFarland correctional center, a 260 bed female institution, and operate it through June 30, 2018, It is anticipated the facility with begin intake in the next quarter.  The deal has an expansion clause which may mean a second 260 bed operation at the same location.  The facility is touted as having “enhanced rehabilitation and recidivism reduction programs.” The facility is expected to generate $9 million per year in revenue for GEO according to the article (GEO

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In Alaska, being the CO Union President means taking a beating from the brass for representing the "Toughest Beat." Alaska DOC harassing CO Union President, suit claims

Alaska correctional officer, union president sues DOC bosses BY TEGAN HANLON | Anchorage Daily News The president of the Alaska Correctional Officers Association filed a lawsuit against top officials at the Department of Corrections Tuesday alleging repeated harassment. Randall McLellan’s lawsuit targets DOC Commissioner Joe Schmidt and Director of Institutions Bryan Brandenburg and says the men punished him in retaliation for his union advocacy… The lawsuit alleges a series of conflicts starting in 2008 after the union issued a vote of no confidence in Schmidt, who spearheaded staffing cuts. Shortly after the vote, the department started “a secret monitoring file” on McLellan and asked officers to “watch” him, the 13-page lawsuit says. “The file included reports of such trivial matters as failure to say good morning, a failure to verbally respond to a comment and a failure to wear his name tag…”

Gold Star Parolee

Steven Dean Gordon and Frank Cano left a trail of electronic breadcrumbs tying them to at least 4 rape-murders.  They may face a non-existent death penalty. Parolees wore GPS devices during murder spree

CDCR, federal parolees team up in serial rape-murders KPCC reports a pair of parolees–one under CDCR’s jurisdiction, the other a federal parolee–have been arraigned for the rape and murder of 4 women in Orange County; Both parolees were wearing GPS ankle bracelets during the commission of the killings. One police chief, Anaheim PD’s Raul Quezada, stated there may be more victims but would not elaborate. Investigators with the Anaheim and Santa Ana police departments made the connection to registered sex-offenders Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, by cross checking the crime scene(s) with GPS monitoring data. Cano is reportedly under the supervision of CDCR’s Division of Adult Parole Operations while Gordon was supervised by US Probation and Parole.

Parole Absconder Mark Royal prefers the food at Placer County Jail over Sacramento.  Despite the snub, Sacramento's hospitality prevailed. Royal procession over jail chow for naught

Sacramento absconder’s car chase to Auburn: “The food’s better here” Mark Royal was a Parolee At Large  (PAL) from Sacramento.  It is unknown at this writing if he is a state parolee or of the post-realignment county variety.  Based upon KCRA’s report, Paco surmises he is the latter. In either case, it is an unusual, ironic and gotcha amusing saga. It seems last Tuesday at 2330 hours, Sacramento PD officers recognized a driver as a PAL, namely, Mark Royal. Officers attempted to stop Royal that he may be returned to custody. Royal, 51, has been a criminal a long time so he decided to do things his way. Parenthetically, doing things one’s own way is what makes one a criminal in the first place. But I digress. Rather than give up within blocks of Sacramento County’s custodial tower for a brief ride home, Royal led the police some 35 miles to Placer County’s Main Jail

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EricDeanBoettcher.gif 3N=R: AB109 parolee abducts, rapes girl, 11

Accused child rapist a ’3N’ despite stalking conviction Parolee Accused of Sexually Assaulting 11-year-old Valley News RIVERSIDE – A parolee accused of abducting and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old runaway girl in Riverside was being held without bail today. Eric Dean Boettcher, 34, of Jurupa Valley is being held at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault of a child, sodomy of a minor, lewd acts on a child, along with numerous related allegations. According to Riverside police, an 11-year-old girl ran away from home last Thursday. Minutes later, as she walked along a roadway, a man later identified as Boettcher stopped his gray pickup and asked the youth if she wanted a ride, which she accepted, said police Lt. Victor Williams.

Bad Apples

chaus anthony leo Felony arrestee still working as RA? (Updated)

Anthony Leo Chaus, ARA (Arrested Retired Annuitant) According to Placer County Jail records one Anthony Chaus was arrested a week ago for felony spousal abuse (273.5PC).  I can’t help but wonder if that is the same Anthony Chaus who is working as a Retired Annuitant for CDCr, still driving an issued state issued car equipped with red lights and sirens (I thought they didn’t issue cars to RAs) and still (presumably) carrying a gun. Now, I grant you there MIGHT BE two Anthony Chaus’ in the Placer County area.  But I somehow doubt it. If anybody has any further info on this, please feel free

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BadApple2014 Former cop gets life for on-duty rapes

Sergio Alvarez, 38, used to be a cop.  He will now be contributing to the future employment of state correctional officers.  He was just sentenced to 205 years for 18 counts of rape and sexual assault and kidnapping while on duty as a West Sac PD Officer.  His victims were people on the edges of society and he felt he could get away with his crimes.  He was wrong. Clicking here will link to a Sacramento PRAVDA piece on this story.

BobsBlotter His career was brief indeed

I don’t know that this is the shortest career on record, but it is certainly good for an honorable mention. Christopher Pettit, 23, of San Carlos, had hired onto the San Mateo County SO as a Correctional Officer only a couple of weeks ago.  He was arrested early yesterday for a DUI crash in San Carlos in which he took out a power pole on Melendy Drive.  The incident caused a large area power outage. The San Mateo County SO has stated that Pettit is no longer employed by them.  I guess he failed probation (which is technically a non-adverse discharge in all probability). Clicking

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