California – Hundreds of state prisoners due to arrive in Kern County

(KGET-TV) Probation officers with the “high risk offender” unit routinely search homes for weapons and drugs. But this unit – charged with keeping the community safe – is about to get a whole lot busier once hundreds of felons return to Kern County. “With the new changes comes challenges,” JJ Zahry, Supervisor High Risk Offender Unit, said. It’s part of Assembly Bill 109. More than a thousand low-risk state prisoners will now be supervised by county probation, and the courts will sentence more felons to the county jail. “The state classifies them as low risk offenders, however if…[For full story: http://defender411.us/oX0dIz ]

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California – Hundreds of state prisoners due to arrive in Kern County

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