Report: Releasing undocumented immigrants could help relieve Calif.'s jail overcrowding
In some counties (like Los Angeles), local sheriffs have decided to only detain people accused of serious or violent crimes or have a criminal history. In other counties, the local sheriff complies, regardless of why the person was originally arrested, including for traffic offenses and nuisance crimes like drinking in public.
Posted in Newsroom, Realignment
Explore how California’s 58 counties send their residents to correctional institutions with interactive maps, charts, and downloadable data.