Starting Saturday, California counties no longer will send many of their nonviolent felons to state prisons, instead keeping thousands in local jails or even in home detention. The move aims to ease prison overcrowding that resulted in a stinging U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May.
But Gov. Jerry Brown is facing unrest among some local law-enforcement chiefs, who worry the state won't adequately compensate them for the added costs. More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975