Monday, March 28, 2016

Condemned Inmate Bernard L. Hamilton Dies of Natural Causes


SACRAMENTO Condemned inmate Bernard L. Hamilton, 64, was pronounced dead Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 10:45 a.m. He died of natural causes while in a medical center in the community.
 
Hamilton was sentenced to death on March 2, 1981, by a San Diego County jury for the May 31, 1979, first-degree murder and second-degree burglary and of Eleanore Buchanan. Hamilton kidnapped, murdered and dismembered Buchanan’s body after she caught him burglarizing her van. Hamilton had a prior conviction for burglary in 1973. He had been on death row since March 4, 1981.

Since 1978 when California reinstated capital punishment, 70 condemned inmates (including Hamilton) have died from natural causes, 25 have committed suicide, 13 have been executed in California, one was executed in Missouri, one was executed in Virginia, eight have died from other causes, and one cause of death is pending. There are 747 offenders on California’s death row.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2016    

CONTACT: Lt. Sam Robinson, 
(415) 455-5008
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Inmate Walks Away From Growlersburg Conservation Camp



GEORGETOWN----California Department of Corrections and Rehabiliation (CDCR) officials are looking for a minimum-security inmate who walked away from the Growlersburg Conservation Camp, located near Georgetown in El Dorado County.



Inmate Deandrea J. Farlow was last seen in his assigned dorm on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at approximately 8:45 pm during an informal count of inmates.  Farlow was missing from a subsequent inmate count at approximately 10:30 pm and staff began implementing escape procedures.  All local law enforcement agencies have been notified and are assisting in the search for Farlow.



Farlow is described as a black male, 6’ 4” tall, weighing 195 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.  Farlow was committed to CDCR from Fresno County for second degree robbery and assault with a firearm.  He was scheduled to be released on October 23, 2019.



Anyone with information about Farlow is asked to contact the Growersburg Conservation Camp at (530) 333-4244 or the Sierra Conservation Center at (209) 984-5291, ext. 5439.     



Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                             

March 28, 2016             

Contact: Lt. Hill                                                      
 (530) 333-4244
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Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility Apprehended


LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County March 14 has been apprehended.
Donta Baker, 22, was apprehended March 25 in the city of Compton by Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies working in cooperation with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit.

Baker was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino.

Baker had been participating in the MCRP, which allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately 120 days left to serve. The program links participants to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.

Baker was admitted from Los Angeles County on Dec. 6, 2013, to serve a four-year sentence for grand theft exceeding $950. He was scheduled to be released to parole in mid-April 2016.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2016    

CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili  
(916) 445-4950


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