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Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

California Penal Code 919(b) mandates that the Grand Jury conduct an annual inspection of county detention facilities. The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury inquired into the condition and management of all detention facilities in Ventura County. Additionally, the Grand Jury inspected the Pre-Trial Detention Facility  (Main Jail); Todd Road Jail; the East Valley Jail; all […]

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

The Oddly Tragic Position of Wishing We Had Been Wrong…

. . .. By Michele Hanisee . We have repeatedly documented how ex-Governor Jerry Brown, falsely promised that violent felons would not be freed early from prison under Prop 57. Brown knew if he admitted the truth voters would reject his pet initiative. Reality has struck again.  An appellate court just ruled that Gregory Gadlin, a convicted […]

Multiple People Arrested for Smuggling Drugs into Jail

Multiple People Arrested for Smuggling Drugs into Jail

Ventura County Sheriff – Incident Press Release Many inmates are provided opportunities to work while in custody in Ventura County jails. On November 22, 2016, Daniel Martinez was given that opportunity and was assigned as an inmate worker at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility. Martinez is currently serving a sentence for PC  530.5(a) – Identity Theft, HS 11378 […]

Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping

Jail Inmates Rush to Save Fallen Officer, Rather Than Escaping

Six inmates are being hailed as heroes after they saved the life of a correctional officer who passed out during a work detail on Monday. The inmates of Polk County Jail in Georgia were working outside during a particularly humid morning when their security officer, who asked not to identified, collapsed unconscious. At that point, […]

Thousands of California inmates could go free

Thousands of California inmates could go free

By James Poulos Nearly 10,000 inmates could leave California prisons within four years, another consequence of the state’s long struggle with the judicial system over the way it incarcerates convicts.  “As the state prison population comes close to exceeding a court-mandated limit, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is pursuing new regulations that aim to […]

Contentious Sunday night presidential debate

Contentious Sunday night presidential debate

By George Miller – Trump vows special prosecutor for Hillary- “you should be in jail” – Hillary charges Trump unfit to be President – Moderator speaks for Clinton – Clinton promises activist court – Clinton admires Trump’s kids- not him – Battle over “Islamophobia,” Refugees, terrorism Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came out of […]

When is Rape not Rape?

When is Rape not Rape?

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Inmate sentenced for stabbing another County inmate in face

Inmate sentenced for stabbing another County inmate in face

A Vote of Leniency

A Vote of Leniency

Questionable practices at CA prisons criticized

Questionable practices at CA prisons criticized

By James Poulos . After years spent under the glare of judicial scrutiny, California’s effort to clean up its prison system has run up against a fresh wave of challenges and controversy. Lawsuits, violence and Draconian measures have all increased costs while chipping away at support from the public and policymakers. ‘Potty watches’ Critics have no shortage of […]

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