California – Sonoma County prepares for surge of state felons

By PAUL PAYNE, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT, Published: Saturday, September 3, 2011 at 5:48 p.m. A statewide effort to reduce prison crowding that shifts a sizable burden to counties has been labeled the biggest change to Sonoma County’s criminal justice system in a generation. Beginning Oct. 1, low-level felons normally sentenced to prison will instead be kept at the county jail. And inmates usually released under state parole supervision will be transferred to county probation jurisdiction. The realignment is likely to mean…[For full story: ]

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