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Fugitive Juvenile Offender Captured in Sacramento
Taken into Custody Less Than 24 Hours After Escape. Sacramento – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) took into custody early Wednesday morning a juvenile offender less than 24 hours after he escaped from a Pine Grove Conservation Camp work crew in Amador County late Tuesday morning.

Division of Juvenile Justice Fire Camp Closing in Ventura
Juvenile fire crews to be consolidated in Northern California. SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), today announced that they will close the juvenile offender fire camp in Ventura County on December 30, 2011.



Monterey County teen escapee caught
The Salinas Californian– A Monterey County juvenile offender who escaped custody Tuesday while he was part of a roadside cleanup crew has been recaptured, an official with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

Monterey County Teen Fugitive Arrested
By Jasmine Viel, KION– The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) arrested a Monterey County teenager Wednesday morning in Sacramento less than 24 hours after he escaped from a Conservation Camp in Amador County.

Inmate who escaped in Sutter Creek back in jail
Stockton Record– A 19-year-old man who escaped from a correctional community service project late Tuesday morning in Sutter Creek is back in custody, according to the United States Marshal’s Office.

Juvenile offender fire camp closing
By John Scheibe, Ventura County Star– A Camarillo camp where juvenile offenders have been trained to fight fires will close Friday, leaving only one similar camp open in California, authorities said Wednesday.

State Workers

Psychologist who allegedly faked robbery, rape fired from state prison system
By Kim Minugh, Sacramento Bee– A psychologist suspected of faking being sexually assaulted and robbed and falsely reporting the crimes to Sacramento police has been fired from the prison system, according to a spokeswoman.


Letter: Safety a priority, realignment a must
Chico Enterprise-Record– In Friday’s editorial, “Realignment fails early test,” a connection was made between the shooting death of a former California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) inmate during the commission of a home invasion and the 2011 public safety realignment.

Does the city now need a parole officer?
By Jon Brines, Placer Herald– State’s new prison realignment creates challenges for county, city. Regional law enforcement officials are warning of potential funding challenges and crime rate increases as the county faces the new state prison realignment law.

AB 109 – Big picture in Tehama County
By ANDREA WAGNER, Red Bluff Daily News–  Looking at the big picture of realignment, Community Corrections Partnership members include representatives from several public health and social service agencies who say they can help in reducing crime.

First deadline arrives for CDCR to reduce prison inmate populations
By Jimena Martinez, Ksby News– The first deadline has arrived for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to begin reducing the inmate population at all of its thirty-three adult prisons in the state.