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PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Currier

PAROLE DENIED!!!

On May 7, 2019, Inmate Steve Burdell Currier was denied parole! He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again. Deputy District Attorney Coffey wrote a letter to the California Board Of Parole Hearings voicing Glenn County’s opposition to his parole from California Medical Facility-Vacaville. Vacaville Medical Facility has previously housed other notorious California inmates such as Charles Manson, Richard Allen Davis, and Juan Corona.

PAROLE DENIED! & AS HEARD IN COURT DECEMBER 20, 2019

PAROLE DENIED! & AS HEARD IN COURT DECEMBER 20, 2019

2 December Parole Hearings!

PEOPLE V. JAMES GINO PARDINI

On December 4, 2019 at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate James Gino Pardini. Pardini was still on parole from his 5 year prison sentence out of Glenn County for a Felon in Possession of Firearm felony conviction when he committed the new third strike felony of Felon in Possession of Ammunition and admitted to all three strikes. Pardini was sentenced to 25 years to life and had his first parole hearing. After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Pardini’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years. 

The parole hearing was attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County.

PEOPLE V. DAVID FERGUSON

On December 12th 2019 at the Valley State Prison located in Chowchilla, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate David Ferguson.  Ferguson had previously been convicted of the 1st degree murder of Allen Moack in 1978 and was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.   After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Ferguson’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years. 

The parole hearing was attended by Deputy District Attorney Michael Coffey who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County.    The District Attorney’s Office would like to recognize the courage of the family of the victim who personally attended the parole hearing and spoke in opposition to Mr. Ferguson’s parole.

Press Release: Community Flu Vaccine Clinics 2020

COMMUNITY FLU VACCINE CLINICS

Glenn County, CA- Glenn County Public Health in collaboration with LabCorp Employer Services (LES) will be offering two FREE Community flu vaccine clinics for those 18 years and older. The clinics are walk-in, no appointment necessary. COVID-19 precautions will be in place including the required use of face coverings. Annual vaccination for the flu is the best method to prevent or lessen the effects from the flu.

Press Release: COVID-19 Variant B.1.1.7 Found in Glenn County

June 9, 2021

COVID-19 Variant B.1.1.7 Found in Glenn County

 

GLENN COUNTY, CA — Glenn County Public Health has been notified that a resident tested positive for the B.1.1.7 Alpha variant of the coronavirus.  The B.1.1.7 Alpha variant is often referred to as the UK or England variant.  It’s one of the variants of concern in California as it is more contagious and tends to make people sicker.

Press Release: Health Department Investigates Confirmed Measles Case in Glenn County

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. – Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case of measles in an adult. This case is linked to the measles outbreak in Butte County. The Health Department disease investigators have notified close contacts and are working with Butte and Mendocino Public Health departments as the public exposure locations identified are in those two counties.