RELEASES: ANTONOVICH CALLS FOR options to increase time served by serious and violent offenders in county jails
Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
Sept. 3, 2013
For Immediate Release
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – A motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich requests that the Sheriff prepare a report with options to ensure that serious and violent offenders in county jails serve their full sentences. The request follows a report issued by Vanir Construction Management on August 26.
“Inmates with very serious and violent charges including child molestation, rape, negligent discharge of a firearm, kidnapping, mayhem, child abuse and aggravated assault, are only serving 40% of their sentences,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. “This is an injustice to victims of crime and compromises public safety for all residents.”
The report with options is due on September 12 for consideration by the Board on September 17.
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