Solano County jail braces for an influx of inmates from state prison

By Catherine Bowen/The Reporter, Vacaville – Posted: 08/15/2011 01:00:34 AM PDT In a move some call long overdue and others say should never happen, the state is set to send waves of prison inmates flooding into county jails and communities as early as this fall, leaving local authorities bracing for the storm. With the wheels set into motion earlier this year by Gov. Jerry Brown’s election, Assembly Bill 109 was proposed as a solution to the constant struggle against chronic prison overcrowding. Solano County Sheriff Gary Stanton said prison overcrowding is not new, and a major push was made when two inmates sued the state because prisoners were not receiving adequate medical and mental health care. The courts agreed, and ordered the state to remedy the problem. “What AB 109 does is transitions responsibility for 38,000 inmates to…[For full story:   http://www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_18683666 ]

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Solano County jail braces for an influx of inmates from state prison

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