“Normally I’d go pick up my son, I’d go grab him,” said Jane Faalataina, whose son contracted the coronavirus at a youth lockup in Stockton, causing him to run a fever and lose his sense of taste. “I’m a mother that goes out of the way for her kids, anything that goes wrong, I’m there to handle it. But I felt helpless, I felt frustrated. I felt like less of a mother, honestly.” … [Read more...] about The coronavirus is spiking in California’s youth prisons. So why isn’t the state letting young prisoners out?
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The two were identified after Rankin County sheriff’s investigators traced the drone’s flights – and then investigators turned up security video of them launching the drone, officials said. Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain said the two confessed. It was not clear whether they had attorneys who could speak for them. … [Read more...] about Contraband-laden drone snags in Mississippi prison net; 2 arrested
The civil rights law firm Haddad & Sherwin filed suit on behalf of the mother and three children of Daniel Ruiz, a 62-year-old inmate who died of coronavirus complications on July 11 of this year. Prison officials approved him for early release in April because his crimes were non-violent — he was incarcerated for a drug-related parole violation — but he died before he could return home. … [Read more...] about California Sued Over Death Of San Quentin Prisoner From COVID-19
Most of the northern half of the state is in some level of drought after winter brought far below normal amounts of rain and snow. But California’s extensive history of extreme fire suppression in areas where wildfire has long been a natural part of the landscape as well as poor forest management are also causes, fire experts say. … [Read more...] about Wind-fueled fire surge in Northern California hurts containment as state crosses 3 million acres burned
A group of mainly Southern senators including Isakson introduced a bill last week that would appropriate more than $13 billion in relief for a range of disasters. The Democratic-controlled House passed a $14 billion package during the prolonged government shutdown standoff with President Trump earlier this year. California has requested $9 billion for 2018 and 2017 wildfire recovery. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s embarrassing’: California wildfire relief struggles to get through Senate