Articles Tagged With ‘California Prisons’




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Mastermind of SLO County cocaine ring sentenced to prison

The Morro Bay man convicted of masterminding the largest cocaine trafficking organization in the recent history of San Luis Obispo County received a prison sentence of 18 years and eight months. However, he may be eligible for parole after just... (Continue reading)

Prison inmate from Paso Robles escapes

A two-strike offender from Paso Robles is on the loose after escaping Pleasant Valley State Prison in Coalinga on Monday. Brian Dill, 33, was being housed in the the minimum-security facility at the state prison. Correctional officials discovered Dill was... (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 said Dennis Duane Webb’s death... (Continue reading)

California needs an honest initiative system

OPINION by DAN DOW I am deeply saddened that a majority of California voters were misled to believe that the early release of prisoners from state prison would only apply to truly nonviolent crimes. The initiative system must be changed... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande cross burner arrested on gun charges

One of the men convicted in the 2011 Arroyo Grande cross burning case could be heading back to prison well before the date he was scheduled to be released. Jeremiah Leo “Smurf” Hernandez returned to San Luis Obispo Superior Court... (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 an Illinois cornfield. Drinnon, who... (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 at knife point in 2010.... (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. [Tribune] Anthony James Behrens, 53,... (Continue reading)

Manson follower again eligible for parole from CMC

Prison officials have again found Manson family member Bruce Davis eligible for parole from the California Men’s Colony. Davis, 72, has been serving life sentences for two 1969 murders, as well as conspiracy to commit murder. He was not directly... (Continue reading)

Prison guard convicted of felony in SLO County

A Central Valley prison guard has been convicted of a felony for pointing a loaded gun at a vehicle during a 2014 road rage incident near Paso Robles. [Tribune] Anthony James Behrens, 53, is a sergeant at Kern Valley State... (Continue reading)



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