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CDCR Prison Guard Convicted of Accepting Bribes

A veteran prison guard at the California Men’s Colony was sentenced to 30 days in jail in August 2013 for accepting bribes.  Kevin Jon Venema, 50, was confronted by internal affairs officers who accused him of selling tobacco and cell phones to prisoners.  Venema, initially charged with three felonies, pleaded no contest to one count

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Sex Offender Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

By Prison Legal News On August 23, 2013, Robert Eugene Vasquez, 36, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the stabbing death of his neighbor, Bobby Ray Rainwater, Jr.  Vasquez had been told by his mother that Rainwater was a child molester, though actually he had been required to register

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Man Sentenced to 53 Years in Prison and Married Same Day

By Prison Legal News Danne Desbrow will remember September 17, 2013 as a day with both good and bad news.  First the bad: he was sentenced to 53 years-to-life in prison after being convicted of murder.  Then the good: he got married … by the same judge who had just sentenced him.  Plus he was

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