California – Riverside County divides jail realignment funds

By DAVE DOWNEY – North County Times – Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 7:30 pm The Sheriff’s Department will get about half of $21.8 million in state funding being spread among Riverside County departments so they can deal with an anticipated influx of hundreds of state prisoners and parolees, a county public safety panel decided Tuesday. Under a new Sacramento policy that shifts responsibility for criminals convicted of nonviolent crimes from the state to counties, Riverside County officials predict…[For full story: http://defender411.us/rbs9qe ]

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California – Riverside County divides jail realignment funds