Articles Tagged With ‘California Men’s Colony’

County officials dispute release of murderer to SLO

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson and District Attorney Dan Dow are appealing the release of a convicted murdered to San Luis Obispo, arguing that they were not provided as much time as legally required to prepare for the... (Continue reading)

Man who violently killed a co-worker paroled to SLO

After 30 years in Prison, a man who killed a co-worked then cut his heart out and put it in his pocket has been paroled to San Luis Obispo. [Fresno Bee] In 1984 Theodore LeLeaux Jr. was sentenced to 16... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown nixes parole for Manson follower at CMC

A member of the infamous Manson “family” had his bid for parole officially rejected by Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, dashing his hopes of being released from California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County. In March, the state Board... (Continue reading)

California Men’s Colony issues 66 layoff notices

The health care services department at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo sent out 66 layoff notices giving a six months warning of layoffs to take effect Dec. 1. Every psychiatric technician at the facility received a notice... (Continue reading)

UN investigating torture allegations in California prisons

The United Nations’ lead torture investigator has agreed to look into allegations that some California prisoners are not treated humanely. Juan Mendez is seeking access to California lockups to ensure that prisoner’s rights are being protected. “We should have more... (Continue reading)

CMC guard sentenced for selling contraband

A California Men’s Colony guard who sold contraband to inmates was sentenced to 30 days in jail for accepting a bribe. Kevin Jon Venema, 50, pled guilty to one count of accepting a bribe. In September, CMC internal affair’s investigators... (Continue reading)

Men’s Colony inmates join statewide hunger strike

Inmates at the California Men’s Colony have joined a statewide hunger strike over the treatment of prisoners, just as state officials are trying to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that prison conditions have improved. The California Department of Corrections and... (Continue reading)

Six CMC officers injured in inmate attack

An attack by an inmate at the California Men’s Colony on Thursday resulted in six correctional officers being transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. At approximately 8:45 a.m., inmate Christopher McCoy, 34, was discovered trying to... (Continue reading)

Fight injures CMC inmate

A fight Wednesday between two patient-inmates at California Mens’ Colony (CMC) left one man with serious head wounds and another suspected of attempted murder, facility officials said. Eric Guevara, 29, suffered blunt trauma to the head during the encounter with... (Continue reading)

Men’s Colony inmate attempts to kill guard

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony attempted to murder a correctional officer Wednesday, inflicting injuries to the head and neck of the guard, as well as to a responding officer. Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, inmate William Mikeworth used a... (Continue reading)