The Governor’s criminal realignment policy continues to pose great safety, operational, and fiscal challenges for all 58 counties as property crimes rise statewide. Over 26,377 offenders have been sentenced to L.A. County jail instead of state prison since October 1, 2011.
Jail Population as of February 13:
More than 530 inmates have been sentenced to jail terms of five years to 42 years in county jail meant to house inmates for less than one year.
Eligibility does not consider full criminal history it only considers the very last offense.
Mentally-disordered offenders were not supposed to be eligible for probation supervision.
However, the state has re-classified these offenders in some cases to make them eligible just prior to release from prison-we have 17 such cases in our county. More recently, certain 3-strikers and offenders convicted of assault with a deadly weapon are also eligible for probation supervision.
As of February 28:
- 868 – 4.8% are very high risk offenders
- 10,613 – 58.9% are high high risk offenders
- 6,236-34.6% are medium risk offenders
- 249-1.4% are low risk offenders
- 623 are registered sex offenders
- 1,238 have been turned over to the federal authorities for deportation
- 26,365 arrests were made for new offenses (some were arrested multiple times)
- 324 are on electronic/GPS monitoring—which does not prevent or deter crime