Friday, November 21, 2014

POFF Distribution Request forms

POFF spousal form

RE: Spousal Request Form
After talking with a VOYA POFF telephone operator, she said that the first packet received about the POFF distribution is from CALPERS & has nothing to do with VOYA Financial. VOYA has sent out its own packet which consists of 37 pages in all and that packet will include the "elusive" Spousal Consent Form. She stated that if officers submit their distribution paperwork PRIOR to Dec. 1st

 VOYA will NOT process it until AFTER Dec 1st. And, no, VOYA will not destroy or reject those documents simply because they are sent in early...they will simply keep them on file for processing AFTER Dec 1st. 

From a Rider checking in....

here is the POFF II site

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What happen WAS!

SALINAS, Calif. - A murder suspect released from a Northern California jail by mistake last week has turned himself in.
The Monterrey Herald reports that Antonio Miranda Martinez was let out of a jail in Salinas on Thursday because of a paperwork error just hours after a court appearance.
Sheriff's office spokesman Cmdr. John Thornburg says the 36-year-old man showed up to the jail's main lobby on Monday.
Thornburg says a possible reason for his return is that he knew he was wanted. Investigators had few leads on his location, but his mug shot was widely distributed to media outlets and border patrol authorities.
Martinez's pending trial is set to be rescheduled. He is charged with killing a 47-year-old man in March.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

CDCR told to speed up the Releases

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal judges are telling California to speed up its process for releasing some nonviolent inmates as part of a previous order forcing the state to sharply reduce its prison population.

The three-judge panel on Friday gave the state a Jan. 1 deadline to start considering parole for nonviolent second-strike inmates.

The state is required to forward the names of inmates who meet the criteria to the parole board once they have served half their prison sentences.

In February, the judges ordered California to take that step as one of many designed to cut the prison population and improve conditions for inmates.

Attorneys representing inmates said the state was taking too long to set up the parole process.
Corrections department spokeswoman Deborah Hoffman says the state will comply with the deadline.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Voters Approve Proposition 47, Reducing Penalty For Low-Level Crime

Tuesday approved Proposition 47, a ballot initiative that will reduce penalties for low-level drug and property crimes to save hundreds of millions of dollars in prison costs.

Under Proposition 47, shoplifting, forgery, fraud, petty theft, and possession of small amounts of drugs including cocaine and heroin are among the offenses that will be treated as misdemeanors rather than felonies.

With nearly 3 million ballots counted, the measure had 58 percent support.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sending Prayers to the Brothers at ISP

Prayers for our brothers and sisters at Ironwood. Early this morning a Vanpool from Ironwood State Prison was struck by a (Suspected) drunk driver on their way to work.

The drunk driver was killed on impact.  All the Officers in the van made it out safe, but they are still in the hospital.

(was reported by a Rider checking in)