California Study: Shasta County felon rate high; ratio found to be out of proportion

Study: Shasta County felon rate high; ratio found to be out of proportion By Scott Mobley The Record Searchlight – Shasta County Posted July 20, 2011 at 11:06 p.m. Shasta County contributes to California’s chronic prison overcrowding by locking up a disproportionate number of its felons, a recent study found. Steve Carlton, Shasta County district attorney, said he agrees with the study’s essential claims. “I certainly think we sent too many people to prison under the old administration,” Carlton said. “I think there were a lot of people sent that should not have gone.” The state, facing soaring prison costs, subsidizes high incarceration rates in Shasta and 17 other counties, according to the University of Santa Clara Law School study, called “Tough on Crime (On the State’s Dime).” [Full Story: http://www.redding.com/news/2011/jul/20/state-inmate-rates-analyzed/ ]

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California Study: Shasta County felon rate high; ratio found to be out of proportion