Thursday, June 30, 2016

Drug use up in California Prisons

Drug use behind bars appears to have increased since California started using drug-sniffing dogs and machinery to try to stop smuggling at state prisons, where overdose deaths are nearly five times the national rate, records show.

It’s unclear exactly why things haven’t gone as officials projected.
Some say the testing can yield artificially high results. Others say it’s too soon to draw any long-term conclusions. Still more say the program simply is not working. Prison officials won’t divulge details on results of the multimillion-dollar program.


After the AP reported a year ago that the department couldn’t demonstrate the program’s effectiveness, officials said they would look for a decline in positive drug tests, overdose deaths, suicides and violent incidents, and increased participation in rehabilitation programs.

Instead, detected drug use increased from 5.5 percent before the program began to 7.3 percent of inmates who were tested in the first year in eight of the 11 prisons where California added drug-sniffing dogs and drug-detecting scanners, according to data provided to The Associated Press.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A/W at CCWF held on child sex charges

An associate warden at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said.

Travis Wright, 45, of Coarsegold, was taken into custody Monday morning and booked on several sex-related offenses, the sheriff’s office said. The crimes are not related to his position with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Wright is not suspected of having committed any crimes at the prison.

Wright started as a correctional officer at the prison in 1996 and his most recent position was associate warden of business services, prison spokeswoman Terry Thornton said. His most recent position mostly involved handling fiscal issues, Thornton said.

The arrest is the result of a months-long investigation into crimes that allegedly took place years earlier and were just recently reported, the sheriff’s office said.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article86313557.html#storylink=cpy

Friday, June 24, 2016

Looking for a few good Wardens

The powers at be have to take a real good look at the selection process for Wardens.  Anybody else notice the quality of leaders were getting in our department?  Managers now are coming from PIA, Culinary, Business Managers ect.....

Would a major Police department hire a Police Chief who was a not a graduate of a Police Academy?



Examination Bulletin
Released This Week:
June 20 – 24, 2016
Warden, Division of Adult Institutions
CCC, CHCF, SAC, HDSP
Final Filing Date: 07/05/2016
 
 

Monday, May 30, 2016

CMC Searching for Contraband

The California Men’s Colony is on lockdown until at least Tuesday while the institution investigates whether dangerous contraband was brought inside the state prison, according to CMC spokeswoman Lt. Monica Ayon.

CMC, on Highway 1 just outside of San Luis Obispo, has been on lockdown since about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, when it received an anonymous call stating that dangerous contraband had been trafficked into the institution by some of the inmates allowed outside on fire crews, Ayon said. She added that she was not at liberty to state what the contraband allegedly is.
“We’re doing our best to conclude and complete this investigation as soon as possible and return to a normal program,” she said.

Staff has been working around the clock to validate the tip and to locate the contraband or determine that it was not brought in.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are helping with the investigation.
CMC will remain locked down until at least Tuesday, when officials will re-evaluate whether to continue the lockdown or resume a normal program, Ayon said.

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article80706167.html#storylink=cpy
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Office of Emergency Services and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are helping with the investigation.
CMC will remain locked down until at least Tuesday, when officials will re-evaluate whether to continue the lockdown or resume a normal program, Ayon said.

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article80706167.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/article80706167.html#storylink=cpy

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

RJD News story

RJD Officer making alleged claims against his partners.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3iuGH3MNxI&feature=share

Friday, May 13, 2016

S. Jimenez, CCPOA Chief of Labor

The Governor signed our MOU on Tuesday, May 10, and by agreement, the new MOU became effective Wednesday, May 11th.

The first general salary increase is due with the June pay period, pursuant to MOU section 15.01A -  but remember, you will see this increase in your June paycheck at the end of June!

We are doing final proof reading this week, so that the newly ratified MOU can be sent to print and distributed as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, if you have problems with implementation of any part of the new MOU, Please contact your Field Representative so that we can assist you!!


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MOU Signed

WEST SACRAMENTO - The California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) today announced that Governor Brown has signed its MOU legislation, SB 95, which completes the contract ratification process.

"This is a good contract for our members, and puts us in a very good position moving forward," said Chuck Alexander, president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association.

Alexander explained that the final step is for CalHR to issue a Pay Letter, in which CCPOA hopes to see the required pay raises in the June pay period. Once CCPOA receives the Pay Letter, it will be posted on its Members Only website.

"We'd like to thank both our negotiating and Government Affairs teams for their hard work and dedication to this lengthy, but extremely essential, process - as well as our members for taking the time to educate themselves and vote on this MOU."