Los Angeles County officials say crime would rise under new state prison plan

Yaroslavsky and Antonovich say proposed transition of inmates from state prison to county lockups would also add to fiscal burdens. By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times, August 17, 2011 Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday condemned Sacramento’s cost-cutting decision to keep some state prisoners in local lockups and have parolees be supervised by county agencies, asserting that both would lead to an increase in crime. While discussing a prisoner transition plan submitted by Sheriff Lee Baca, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said he expected county jails to quickly run out of space if they must continue to handle the 7,000 low-level felons that courts normally send to state prison each year. The already-strained county Probation Department will also see an increase in probationers it must oversee. [Full story at: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-prisoners-20110817,0,864543.story

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