California – Los Angeles County supervisors raise questions about parolee plan

The Los Angeles Times – July 12, 2011 – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors raised new questions Tuesday about Sheriff Lee Baca’s proposal to take on parolee supervision. By year’s end, the state will begin passing over responsibility for thousands of low-level parolees to local governments. In virtually every county in the state, that responsibility will be handled by county probation officers, who already do similar post-release casework. But in L.A. County, Sheriff Lee Baca is making a push to have his deputies take on the task. The setup would be unprecedented: No law enforcement agency in the nation, officials say, handles parole or probation supervision, a task more oriented toward…[Full Story:  ]

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