Articles Tagged With ‘California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’




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CMC guard sues, claims lost job due to pregnancy

A California Men’s Colony correctional officer alleges the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) forced her out of her job and made her take unpaid leave during her pregnancy. [Tribune] Last November, the California... (Continue reading)

Death row inmate who killed Atascadero couple dies

A longtime death row inmate who was convicted of a 1988 brutal double murder in Atascadero died in a hospital near San Quentin State Prison Tuesday evening. San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow... (Continue reading)

Convicted cop killer denied parole

Douglas Escobar, one of two notorious brothers who attempted to murder two California Highway Patrol officers in Paso Robles in 1988, was denied parole on Thursday, according to a press release. On March 6, 1989,... (Continue reading)

Inmate escapee caught at Cuesta College

An inmate who escaped Camp San Luis Obispo early Monday morning was located and arrested hours later on the Cuesta College Campus. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has identified the escapee as Jose... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony on lockdown

State officials placed the California Men’s Colony on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after receiving an anonymous tip that dangerous contraband had been trafficked into the prison by an inmate participating on  a fire crew. Officials are... (Continue reading)

CMC blames inmates for sewage spill

California Men’s Colony inmates caused a 72,000-gallon sewage spill by throwing trash in toilets, a CMC spokesman said. [Tribune] On Dec. 18, raw sewage spilled at the Men’s Colony after a backup in a sewer... (Continue reading)

85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at Camp San Luis

An approximately 85,000 gallon raw sewage spill at the California Men’s Colony on Dec. 18 was the result of a blocked sewer line. Shortly before 7 a.m., a clog of plastic and grit blocked the... (Continue reading)

Inmate who robbed Morro Bay Motel 6 caught in Oregon

A 40-day, cross-country manhunt for an inmate who robbed Motel 6 in Morro Bay ended Monday at a homeless services center in Oregon. Joshua Lee Drinnon, 36, escaped captivity on Sept. 2 and disappeared into... (Continue reading)

Prisoner who robbed Motel 6 in Morro Bay escapes in Illinois

A California inmate who robbed Motel 6 in Morro Bay escaped captivity Wednesday evening and disappeared into an Illinois cornfield while being transported across the country. Joshua Lee Drinnon, 35, robbed a Motel 6 clerk... (Continue reading)

Prison guard avoids jail time for gun crime

A former prison guard who was convicted of a felony for pointing a loaded gun at a vehicle during a Paso Robles road rage incident will avoid serving jail time as punishment for the crime.... (Continue reading)



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