California – Prison reform legislation short on money and ideas, say Kern County officials

By Shellie Branco – HealthyCal.org Counties have no choice but to do things better than the state. That’s what Kern County officials are saying as they prepare for an influx of low-level offenders from state prisons. They’re hoping to be more successful when it comes to helping offenders successfully integrate into society. The U.S. Supreme Court ordered California to reduce its prison population, as overcrowding had resulted in poor medical care for inmates. In April, Gov. Jerry Brown responded by…[For full story:  http://www.healthycal.org/archives/5827 ]

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California – Prison reform legislation short on money and ideas, say Kern County officials