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CA Parolees Removing GPS Monitors: Mike Luery of KCRA 3 reports 1,165 parolees at large in California are have removed required  GPS monitoring devices. Of those, 81% are sex offenders. Under AB 109, this parole violation results in a maximum sentence of 180 days in county jail. State prison officials support making the removal of a GPS monitor a felony, and crime victim advocates intend on taking an initiative to overturn Realignment to voters.

OH Executes Dismemberment Killer: The Associated Press reports Brett Hartman was executed by a one-drug lethal injection of pentobarbital Tuesday in Ohio. Hartman was pronounced dead at 10:34 a.m. Continued from this news scan.

ID Prison Inmates Sue, Gangs Control Prison: Rebecca Boone of the Associated Press reports eight inmates at a private Idaho prison have filed a lawsuit against the Corrections Corporation of America Friday. Officials at the Idaho Correctional Center have allegedly given some control of the prison to gang leaders in order to reduce staffing costs. Officials are said to be utilizing threats of gang violence and housing gang members together to allow for the use of fewer guards. Prison staffers and gang leaders are also allegedly negotiating the placement of new inmates and some guards are not enforcing certain rules out of fear for their own safety.

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CDCR Considers Discharging 10,000 Missing Parolees: Mike Luery of KCRA News reports the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is reviewing 9,209 arrest warrants for missing parolees in the state in consideration for discharge from parole. CJLF President Michael Rushford said this is a way for the state to eliminate accountability for thousands of repeat offenders and lower recidivism rates. Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones predicts releasing these missing felons will cause a rise in the state's crime rates. Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully does not think the missing felons should be discharged from parole because the state has not been doing its job. Parole revocation responsibility will move from the Board of Parole to local courts July 1, 2013.

13th TX Execution of Year Carried Out: The Associated Press reports Texas executed Mario Swain by lethal injection Thursday evening. Swain was convicted of the brutal murder of a woman in her own home during the commission of a burglary on December 27, 2002. The woman was stabbed, beaten with a tire iron, and strangled to death. Swain then put her body in the trunk of her car, drove about 120 miles, then dumped her in an abandoned vehicle. He had a notebook with the names of women he intended to follow, rob, and attack. According to Prosecutor Lance Larison, Swain was a "serial killer in training." Swain, Texas' 13th execution this year, was pronounced dead at 6:39 p.m.

OH Execution Set for Dismemberment, Stabbing Killer:
The Associated Press reports Brett Hartman is set for execution in Ohio Tuesday. Hartman was convicted of the murder of 46-year-old Winda Snipes in 1997.  She was found with over 100 stab wounds, her hands cut off and her throat slit.  On Thursday Ohio Governor John Kasich denied Hartman's request for clemency.

SCJC Given Grants to Study Realignment: Natasha Weaser of the Stanford Daily reports grants totaling $650,000 were awarded to the Stanford Criminal Justice Center to research impacts of California's Realignment. Contributors include the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Public Welfare Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation. The four research projects include a review of approaches to realignment by all 58 counties, case studies of  selected counties, and judicial and prosecutor discretion.  SCJC research findings will be shared with policymakers by late summer or fall of 2013.

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kohandout.jpgSF Area Murder Suspects Arrested in Seattle:  KCBS reports that the King County Sheriff has arrested two suspects driving the car of Susie Ko.  The 55-year-old retired school teacher and mother of four was stabbed to death in her home in Hercules, in the East San Francisco Bay Area.  The male suspect escaped from jail in San Bernardino County, east of Los Angeles, where he was being held in connection with the shooting of an LA County Sheriff's deputy.

OH Death Row Inmate Will Plead for Clemency Third Time:
Associated Press Legal Affairs Writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins reports Ohio death row inmate Brett Hartman sought clemency from the state Parole Board for the third time Wednesday. Hartman was convicted of murdering a woman in 1997. The victim was beaten, strangled, stabbed 138 times, had her throat slit and her hands cut off. Both of Hartman's previous requests for clemency were unanimously denied. The Board is set to rule on Oct. 18.

TX Murderer, Assaults Officers: Jim Douglas and Matt Goodman of WFAA News report that Steven Lawayne Nelson may receive a death sentence following his conviction last Monday of murdering a pastor in Texas. In March of 2011, Nelson forced the pastor and his secretary to tie each other up. He then suffocated the pastor and broke the secretary's jaw.  He then stole credit cards from both victims and the fled in pastor's a car. Nelson's prior record includes a conviction at age 14 for the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, trespassing, and burglary. Nelson is also suspected of strangling a fellow inmate, and has been charged with assaulting a jailer in 2011. 


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