RELEASE: Antonovich calls for expanded use of contract detention facilities to reduce prison population
June 20, 2013
For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH CALLS FOR EXPANDED USE OF CONTRACT DETENTION FACILITIES TO REDUCE PRISON POPULATION
LOS ANGELES COUNTY — In response to the Federal court’s order to reduce the state’s prison population, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich said, “While I support the governor’s decision to seek an immediate stay of the federal court’s order to release another 10,000 felons to our 58 counties, the governor currently has the ability to reduce prison over-crowding by expanding existing contracts with in, and out-of-state, detention facilities.”
“Since the governor’s shift of state felons from state parole to county probation and state prisons to county jails, the state’s crime rate has increased, according to the latest Federal Bureau of Investigation’s report issued on June 3,” he added.
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