Friday, March 28, 2014

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp Walkaways Captured

Pine Grove - Two minimum-security wards who had walked away from Pine Grove Youth Correctional Center in Amador County have been captured. Wards Rayevon Owens, 19,  and Keishon Coilton, 18,  left Pine Grove on the evening of March 26. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) was immediately notified and began the search.

Owens and Coilton are from the Stockton area and were separately captured there. On March 27, OCS agents captured Owens at the home of his girlfriend. Owens was taken to N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility in Stockton. OCS captured Coilton today at a home in Stockton and he was also taken to Chaderjian.

Owens was serving time for Burglary and Grand Theft, Coilton for Robbery. Both Owens and Coilton were committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice from San Joaquin County.

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp is part of CDCR’s Division of Juvenile Justice. It screens and accepts low-risk classification youths from other DJJ facilities. Training is provided by CAL FIRE and youths are certified to engage in wild land firefighting operations.

March 28, 2014
(916) 445-4950

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Klamath, Ca.- Minimum-security inmate Corey Joseph Janic walked away from Alder Camp located near Klamath, California, in Del Norte County on March 26, 2014. Inmate Janic was apprehended at about 7:20 p.m. the same day two miles south of Alder Camp near the intersection of California State Highway 101 and Klamath Beach Road.

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) staff members discovered inmate Janic in an outbuilding and apprehended him without incident. Janic was transported and re-housed in Pelican Bay State Prison located in Crescent City.

Janic was committed to CDCR on March 15, 2011, from San Benito County for first-degree burglary and unlawful taking of a vehicle. He was serving a five-year sentence and was scheduled to parole on November 13, 2014.

Of all offenders who have walked away or escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.

For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Inmate Walkaway from Alder Conservation Camp #20, near Klamath California.

A minimum-security inmate walked away from Alder Camp which is located near Klamath, California, in Del Norte County on March 26, 2014.

The walkaway, 26-year-old Corey Joseph Janic, is described as a white male, 5’ 11” tall, 145 pounds, with brown eyes, a shaved head, medium build and light complexion. He was last seen wearing orange pants stenciled with “C.D.C.R. Prisoner” down the pant leg.

Janic was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on March 15, 2011, from San Benito County for first-degree burglary and unlawful taking of a vehicle. He was serving a 5-year sentence and was scheduled to parole on November 13, 2014.

He was last seen running from Alder camp at approximately 10:30 this morning on March 26, 2014.

Escape apprehension efforts have been initiated and will continue. Anyone seeing him should contact 911 or law enforcement authorities immediately.             

For Immediate Release

March 26, 2014
Additional Contacts: 
Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of Corey Joseph Janic should contact the California Correctional center Watch Commander at (530) 252-3013. All media inquiries should be directed to Marc Jarrett, Facility Captain (A) at the California Correctional Center (530) 251-7613.


Monday, March 17, 2014

Inmate Death at Mule Creek State Prison Under Investigation

IONE– Investigators at Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP) and the Amador County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the death of an inmate as a possible homicide due to injuries he received during an apparent in-cell disturbance on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Inmate Ervin Savoy, 50, was pronounced dead at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at MCSP after prison officials found him unresponsive in his cell.

Prison officials have named his cellmate, Floyd Bailey, 51, as a suspect in the case.

Savoy was received by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on Sept. 9, 1999, from Santa Barbara County for first-degree residential burglary and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He received a sentence of 25 years to life.

The suspect, inmate Floyd Bailey, was received by CDCR on Aug. 9, 1993, from Santa Clara County. He is serving a life-term sentence for first-degree murder.

The cause of death has not yet been determined. The Office of the Inspector General has been notified.
Mule Creek State Prison, which opened in 1987, houses approximately 2,800 minimum-to medium- and maximum-custody inmates. The prison, located in Amador County, provides educational, medical and mental health services and employs more than 1,400 people.

For immediate release                          
March 17, 2014
Contact:  James P. Hernandez
(209) 274-5080

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Parole Granted for Former Manson Family Member Bruce Davis

San Luis Obispo – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Board of Parole Hearings (BPH) issued a grant of parole today for convicted killer and former Charles Manson associate Bruce Davis, 71, during a parole consideration hearing at California Men’s Colony. Today’s decision was the result of Davis' 28th parole suitability hearing.

Davis appeared before the panel today. The suitability finding is subject to a 120-day decision review period.  If the grant is finalized at the conclusion of decision review, the Governor may conduct an independent review of the decision. Under California law, the Governor has 30 days to reverse, modify, affirm, or decline to review, the Board’s decision.

Davis was sent to state prison on April 21, 1972, with a life sentence from Los Angeles County for two counts of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder and robbery.  He was convicted for the July 25, 1969, murder of Gary Hinman and the murder of Donald “Shorty” Shea sometime in August 1969.

The BPH hearing transcript will serve as the official record and is expected to be transcribed in approximately 30 days.

The BPH has issued grants of parole to Davis twice – in January 2010 and again in October 2012. Davis’ first parole grant was reversed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in June 2010. Davis challenged the reversal in court, but it was upheld in 2012. Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. reversed Davis’ second parole grant on March 1, 2013.

MARCH 12, 2014    

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Riot at Calipatria State Prison under investigation

CALIPATRIA - Seven inmates were injured during a riot involving about 200 inmates at Calipatria State Prison today. The riot started at around 10:15 a.m. on Facility B’s general population Level IV yard, a maximum-security area.

Response teams from other areas of the prison converged on the scene quelling the violence after about eight minutes. Staff fired warning shots, and rounds of pepper spray and foam-tipped rubber bullets. Following the riot, officers recovered several inmate-manufactured stabbing weapons from the immediate area.

Seven inmates had injuries, none life threatening. Six of those inmates were taken to an area hospital for treatment. Most of their injuries were a result of fighting, but one inmate required stitches for an injury from a rubber round. All have been returned to the prison.

No employees were injured.

Inmate movement is limited as prison officials investigate the cause of the riot.

Calipatria State Prison opened in 1992 and houses approximately 3,800 inmates, 1,700 of whom are serving life and 594 are serving life without the possibility of parole. There are 1,280 employees at the prison.

For immediate release                                                                                    
March 11, 2014   

Contact: Lt. Everardo Silva 
(760) 348-6002

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