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this before. >> reporter: hundreds of spectators are facing hefty fines. how police were able to crack down so quickly. >> reporter: and plus a truck gets stuck in a busy bay area tunnel. the clean up after ripping off a slice of the ceiling. >> it's a concern for those dealing with air pollution and water pollution. >> reporter: good evening, it's a new way of thinking about our criminal justice system. most people end up getting out becoming our neighbors. so the question tonight is what kind of neighbors do you want? in part one of series of breaking the cycle, the program being tested right here in our state all about making prison more like life on the outside. the idea that treating inmates
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with the dignity will make them better citizens and less likely to reoffend. they got unprecedented access to the maximum security prison. he's here with us now for part two of the series and i must say we are talking about hardened criminals locked up for a long time and talking about this humanized approach, so explain that. now a new approach that will explore the reasons on why they end up behind bars in the first place. >> i've been here for 15 years now. it sobers you and humbles you.
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>> reporter: he still struggles with the life to hell. >> it punishes you and when it does it. >> other than the prayers, this is pretty much their entire world. a six-by-ten cell where days seem to blend together. the only connection to the outside is a tiny window that is sealed shut. >> not being able to go outside or hear a bird or see trees blowing in the wind, it gets to you. >> reporter: even before arriving at salinas valley, a level iv maximum security state prison, his life wasn't much better. >> i remember i was 3:00, walking down the three, and my mother didn't know where i was. >> reporter: born in richmond, he grew up surrounded by gains, drugs, violence. it was as he
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put it, the norm. >> i have walked by cars and i have seen dead bodies shot to death. i've walked up streets and seen dead bodies laying on the streets that i guess no one called the police to come get them. >> reporter: by the time he was 18, he was serving his first stint in prison for burglary. and then in 2008, he help held a driver at gunpoint taking him with him. and that resulted in a kidnapping charge and a sentence of 26 years to life. >> something i thought was simple turned into being the worst mistake of my life. >> reporter: according to the cdc, about 60% of adults suffer from some type of childhood trauma compared to 27%. even though it is a topic that is rarely discussed within the prison walls. and that might be changing.
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>> the volunteers, are you ready? >> reporter: she's the founder of a non-profit called the compassion prison project. >> arms out. >> reporter: and for the last three years, she's been educating the officials and the inmates about the long-term affects of childhood trauma. the studies have shown that early life abuse is linked to the host of psychological disorders including depression and anxiety, and ptsd. >> being told you're not good enough by your family and being beaten up by your parents. this is damaging to not only the well being, but their ability to perform well for schools. to keep a job to stay focused. >> we have more things in common than differences. >> reporter: she cares about these men even though they've committed heinous crimes. she cares because she too suffered from physical and emotional abuse as a child. >> i shoplifted, i sold drugs.
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i did things that went against my own moral compass. >> what happened to you as a little boy? a message she is trying to pass on to the salinas. >> all right, guys. >> reporter: the horsemen start by putting prisoners in a circle. and then she reads a set of questions from the cdc's ace quiz, which stands for adverse childhood experiences. >> for parents or other adults in the household often or very often pushed, grabbed, slapped, or threw something at you. step inside the circle. >> reporter: the rough are your childhood and the higher the ace scores. >> if you often felt that, you didn't have enough to eat and you had to wear dirty clothes and had no one to protect you. step inside the circle. >> reporter: four or more as
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and you're at high risk for toxic stress. the likelihood of depression increases 460%, attempted suicide at 1,200%. >> step inside the circle. >> reporter: you are also seven times more likely to go to prison. >> trauma separates us from ourselves. >> reporter: no surprise, almost everyone here scores above four. some hit as many as 9. >> that soot one. >> reporter: ford gets five out of the original ten questions used by the cdc and another 7 in a second round specifically tailored to prisoners. and i definitely am living in blindness. >> reporter: coming to terms on what they have done and why horseman says helps them start the process of healing. >> i can't really think of ever hearing my mom saying son, i love you. >> reporter: it will lower
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their chances of reoffending. >> 95% of the people in prison will come home some day. do you want a good neighbor or a good criminal? >> reporter: for ford it was a moment of realization that he's not alone. >> it's so no matter what you go through, there is always someone here that has went through it with you. >> reporter: even though his road to recovery is just beginning, he's hopeful. knowing that unshackling the chains of the past, it's the right step towards freedom. >> wow, all right. eti is here with us now. thank you for that inside look. some very vulnerable comments from them all coming forward. i have to play the other side. some people may be saying well look, they've done some terrible things, they're serving hard times. how do you justify a softened approach? >> yeah, it's not just people watching at home, but also people who are a part of the prison system who have some resistance to this new
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approach. >> right. >> i asked both the deputy chief warden as well as fritz, what do they say to people that ask that question. they say it all comes down to the fact they will come out at some point, 95% of these people will come out. they will be in your communities. what do you want? do you want someone who has paid their dues or do you want someone who is going to be a good neighbor, who will be able to reintegrate into society. >> in your piece you were talking about this quiz. there were questions asked. we'll show that on our screen, so you can see. i took this test and, you know, obviously very low score. i cannot believe anyone would have anything over a two, three, four. and that is what they do, right? >> it was almost everyone there scored at least four and above. i spoke to at least three or four people who scored a nine, an eight and very rarely do they score 10 and it's a because one of the questions are extraordinary vulnerable and that question is has anyone abused you as a child sexually?
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and that is something in a prison system it is very hard to admit to. >> right. we should note this is very different from what we're talking about in other countries, correct? i mean they are still in small cells. you showed that in your piece. >> yeah, i walked into that cell. i'm not a big guy, but for me i was claustrophobic. i asked ford what he thought of this and how long it took him to get used to the fact he's 6'3". he said i'm still getting used to it. it is really claustrophobic. literally no space there. you almost have to walk sideways just to walk from one side to the other. >> and i know we're not done with this series. what's on tap for part three? that'll be tomorrow night? >> yes, fascinating looks. they have been doing these circles with the prisoners. we followed the organization as they were doing the first ever trauma circle for not the prisoners,
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but their wives. what they're finding out is that those relationships, they were the outside, determining whether or not they will come back. the stronger they are, the less likely they are to come back. >> yeah, making them stronger on the outside as well. before we go, the prisoner you profiled, is he serving a life sentence? >> he is up for parole in 2030. he is hoping that will happen. you can see the special online as well. thank you. we also have other news to tell you about. big developments in the high-profile case. he is set to appear in federal court tomorrow. indicted by the federal grand jury last wednesday and charged with assault of a u.s. official, attempted kidnapping. if convicted, he could face decades in prison. pleading not guilty to state charges in the
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attack. in the home paul pelosi shares with his wife, nancy pelosi. stockton's alleged serial killer will remain behind bars without bail appearing in court today. wesley brownlee is accused of shooting and killing five people in stockton and a man in oakland. he's set to be arraigned in january. pushing for a 15-year prison sentence for disgraced elizabeth holmes. holmes has asked the judge for only 18 months ahead of her sentencing friday. and also today california's first partner, jennifer siebel newsom, took the stand in harvey weinstein's sexual assault trial. we'll have her tearful testimony coming up at 7:00. we want to bring you a developing story now on the roads. this one is a big oops. a crane got stuck moving through the broadway tunnel in san francisco today. it scraped
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holes in the ceiling, but fire officials say there is no structural damage. and no word on when it is going to reopen. and two major bay area cities that are still waiting to find out who their next leaders will be. a live look now at both san jose and oakland where the mayor's races are still up in the air. let's start in san jose where the lead over cindy chavez has slunk below two points. it was nearly three points just yesterday. the latest round of ranked choice voting puts loren taylor ahead of thao. the margin remains the same. but taylor would have over a third of the overall vote. get this, the entire town of livermore has been in suspense all weekend after the
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last ballot count showed 14 votes, separating the two candidates that are running for mayor. >> a is that frustrating for you? >> that part is frustrating. >> personally i wish i knocked on a few more doors. >> talk about every vote counts. at 7:00, we've got updated results on this neck and neck race. still ahead a hugely successful crackdown on the south bay side show. the spectators are paying the price. >> if it wasn't for the heart of our officers to sit there, do the work and stay those extra hours, it wouldn't happen. >> how a short staffed police department sent a strong message. the major decision about the faith of the
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we hear a lot about huge bay area side shows where police are criticized for lack of action. that wasn't the case this weekend in san jose when police cracked down in a big way, dishing out 720 citations for a single side show. more than 100 officers flooded the intersection here on the road saturday night. they were blocking every exit, boxing in the drivers and even the spectators. police say 17 cars were impounded, many of them stolen. allowing spectators to
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be ticketed, meaning six months in jail one neighbor telling us he's gad to see police finally cracking down. >> they did something serious here this time. i've never seen that before. this time they look serious. hopefully they will continue with this. >> reporter: police say this huge response will require coordination and the kind of commitment and money and manpower. that's a challenge for the understaffed department. but they're making it a priority to us did courage others. other stories we're following for you around the bay area. 48,000uc workers are out on strike, demanding a wage that will lift them out of the housing insecurity. they say it's the largest academic strike in u.s. history, asking for a minimum salary of $54,000 plus childcare and transportation sty pens. they say most academic workers like t.a.sand the post dock
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researchers make less than $24,000 a year. the university of california says they have reached an agreement with the union on some key points that the system is committed to negotiating in good faith. a townhouse fire that killed an elderly woman, her adolt son, and small dog was an accident sparked by smoking materials, accelerated by the oxygen machine. they couldn't escape. the third resident of the condo was able to get out. and now to south bay where lehigh has decided to shut down its cement plant in cupertino. the plant has been idle for more than two years. the company decided to keep it that way while they develop a long-term strategy for the site. since they began operating in 1939, the cement plant has been used in major bay area construction projects like the golden gate bridge,
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the san jose airport, stadiums, universities, even housing. but the supervisor says shutting it down is a move in the right direction. >> it's a concern to folks who have been dealing with the noise pollution, the air pollution, the dust in the air. >> the company says in the meantime the plant will continue other operations, serve as the material distribution site. nice weather across the bay area today. clear skies this evening, which means it will be another chilly night. we'll take a
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let's get to first alert weather with paul heggen now. what can we expect with the chill? >> it will be chilly and breezy the next couple of days. what we would like to see is rain. that won't happen at least in the short term, at least further down the line, we hope. and we are going to notice the gusty winds and the offshore winds as the area of high pressure, which is basically a mountain of air in the atmosphere is dropping down the west coast, squeezing against this storm system. it is sliding further down the coast away from us. and that flow of air between the two? blowing from east to west offshore, which is a dry and usually pretty gusty direction. let's take a look at how the pattern will change a bit. those winds will shift slightly and still
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offshore on wednesday, which means we'll see plenty of sunshine and also somewhat of an elevated fire threat. it could be a lot worse though as we would head through tonight. nothing too noticeably for the wind gusts overnight. but some stronger gusts are starting to show up for napa county into northern counties as well. and into the afternoon, the strongest gusts in the 20s. notice that for calistoga and vacaville. fairfield even close to 25 miles per hour gusts. but that's in the communities, which are a little bit lower in elevation. you go into the higher elevations surrounding the communities is where the winds could be gusting in the 40 to 45 miles an hour range. we don't have any wednesday advisories in effect. while the humidity is going to be low, it is not going to be catastrophically low, you know, lower than 10% when things really become tinder dry. the lowest humidity levels will be tracking tomorrow afternoon and around the 18, 19% range. and plus we would have that rain a week ago, which added a lot of moisture and they will fuel
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that helping us out with more rain. and we don't have any of that in the seven-day forecast, but there are some hints in the long range data from the climate prediction center that will show a slight chance shaping up for the bay area. a better chance of wetter than normal conditions as we look further down the line. the 8 to 14-day outlook for the last few days of november will show a significant signal. and we'll be waiting for the next rain chance to head our way. clear skies overhead. temperatures are dropping off in the low to mid-50s across the entire bay area. we'll end up with the 30s inleft-hand by tomorrow morning. that's the chilly start with the 40s around the coast. temperatures are going to warm up though. the offshore winds means slightly above average temperatures. we'll be mostly in the low to mid-60s. even along the coast the temperatures will reach the low 60s. mid-60s in the bay to around 70-degree high temperatures further inland. just maybe 1 to 3 degrees above normal. very similar temperatures in stored for us on wednesday. with the evening
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a teenage art prodigy from san jose revealing the latest work on the south bay elementary school. check it
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out. 17-year-old tyler gordon's mural shows lucas elementary school, which gordon attended and depicts kristi yamaguchi, pulitzer prize winner nguyen, and gordon himself. >> this is a big piece. i would like to thank you all. >> it is such an amazing school. we're so thrilled to be able to do this with you. >> the school staff those these four figures because they inspire students to keep soaring high. he went viral at just 14 years old for his breathtaking portraits of celebrities. painting vice president kamala harris, president joe biden, and then his portrait of lebron james actually made it on the cover of time magazine. wow. the cbs
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evening news with norah o'donnell is next. be back h■er in 30 minutes with cbs bay area news at 7:00. we'll see you then ♪ ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> o'donnell: tonight, tragedy in charlottesville. the hours-long manhunt is over, and a suspect in custody, after a university of virginia student allegedly kills three football players and injures two others. police searching for a motive tonight, as a campus is in mourning. >> it's just been a really sad and hard day, for everyone. >> o'donnell: cbs's catherine herridge reports tonight on the new details, as we learn the suspect was known to campus police. high-stakes face-to-face meeting. what president biden and china's president xi spoke about for more than three hours in bali. deadly air show crash. the investigation tonight, after two world war ii-era planes collide over dallas. cbs's omar villafranca is on the scene in texas.


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