Violence on the rise in California’s county jails - News - Mobile

back Side Panel

Violence on the rise in California’s county jails

State’s prison realignment plan leaves local lockups more dangerous

13 images

Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

Inmates walk around freely in a cellblock at San Joaquin County Jail on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Posted

When the state Legislature passed a realignment plan in 2011, they hoped to reduce overcrowding in California’s prisons. But since its adoption, there has been an alarming unintended consequence: Violence in county jails throughout the state has soared.

13 images

Dan Evans/News-Sentinel

Inmates walk around freely in a cellblock at San Joaquin County Jail on Tuesday, June 11, 2013.

Close