AB109 http://kvpr.org en Fresno County to Explore Housing Inmates In Other Counties http://kvpr.org/post/fresno-county-explore-housing-inmates-other-counties <p></p><p>Fresno County is exploring the possibility of contracting with other counties to house inmates in their jails, as soon as January of next year.</p><p>The Board of Supervisors voted to move forward with the analysis of what such a plan would cost at its meeting on Tuesday.</p><p>It’s part of an effort to stem the early release of prisoners from the county jail.&nbsp;A pair of new state laws allow counties to place inmates in jail facilities in other counties when their own jails reach capacity.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:38:07 +0000 Joe Moore 5245 at http://kvpr.org Fresno County to Explore Housing Inmates In Other Counties One Year In, Too Soon to Evaluate Prison Realignment http://kvpr.org/post/one-year-too-soon-evaluate-prison-realignment <p></p><p>It’s been one year since Governor Jerry Brown shifted responsibility for low-level offenders in California from the state to counties.&nbsp; But as Ben Adler reports from Sacramento, experts say it’s too soon to truly assess the impact of the governor’s “realignment” program.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 01:49:32 +0000 Ben Adler 5150 at http://kvpr.org One Year In, Too Soon to Evaluate Prison Realignment