California Prison Pushback – Counties Contest Cost of Shifting Felons to Local Jails as Part of Court Mandate

By VAUHINI VARA And BOBBY WHITE – The Wall Street Journal Starting Saturday, California counties no longer will send many of their nonviolent felons to state prisons, instead keeping thousands in local jails or even in home detention. The move aims to ease prison overcrowding that resulted in a stinging U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May. But Gov. Jerry Brown is facing unrest among some local law-enforcement chiefs, who worry the state won’t…[For full story: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203405504576599101105159220.html?mod=djemITP_h ]

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California Prison Pushback – Counties Contest Cost of Shifting Felons to Local Jails as Part of Court Mandate

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