Orange County District Attorney
For Immediate Release
Susan Kang Schroeder
WHO: Inmate John Paul Beckman, 48
WHAT: Was resentenced today under Proposition 36 by the Honorable Robert Fitzgerald over the objection of the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Beckman is scheduled to be released today from Correctional Training Facility, Soledad.
At today’s hearing, the Court reviewed the inmate’s criminal background and determined that Beckman would no longer present a risk to public safety.
Criminal Background Submitted for Court Consideration
On March 23, 1984, Beckman was convicted of one misdemeanor count of trespassing. Beckman was sentenced to two days in jail.
On Oct. 15, 1984, Beckman was convicted of one misdemeanor count of possession of stolen property. Beckman was sentenced to seven days in jail with two years of probation.
On April 8, 1985, Beckman was convicted of one felony count of possession of stolen property. Beckman was sentenced to one year in state prison and three years of probation.
On Dec. 16, 1985, Beckman was convicted of one felony count each of commercial burglary and possession of stolen property. He was sentenced to one year and four months in state prison. Beckman was granted parole on July 31, 1986, and violated his parole on Oct. 10, 1986.
On Sept. 17, 1986, Beckman was convicted of one felony count of residential burglary and was sentenced to 46 days in jail.
On March 31, 1987, Beckman was found to be in violation of his parole and returned to California Institution for Men, Chino to finish the duration of his sentence. Beckman violated his parole again on Jan. 10,