Yolo Judicial Watch Analysis: Yolo County with a Disproportionate Rate of Imprisonment

Written by David Greenwald, Monday, 08 August Yolo Judicial Watch has analyzed newly available data on the number of prison inmates by county, and determined that Yolo County has a disproportionately high number of prison inmates compared to its size and crime rate. According to the data, there are 3.95 persons in prison from Yolo County per 1000 people ages 18 to 64. While Yolo County ranks 20th (out of 30) in crime rate among counties with over 100,000 population (ages 18 to 64), it ranks 4th in the prison rate. To put that into perspective, Yolo County ranks higher in the rate of people in prison than Fresno (9), San Joaquin (10), Solano (13), Sacramento (15), Los Angeles (16), San Diego (17), and Alameda (24). This summer, the California legislature passed AB 109, which operationalizes Governor Jerry Brown’s prison transfer program that transfers non-violent, non-serious and non-sex offenders from state prison to local custody. [Full Story at: http://defender411.us/qDHXvy ]

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Yolo Judicial Watch Analysis: Yolo County with a Disproportionate Rate of Imprisonment