More than 50 law enforcement officers arrested 10 people during an early-morning sweep Thursday of suspects wanted for violating their parole or probation, according to the Contra Costa County Probation Department.
Republican lawmakers have proposed more than a dozen bills to counter Governor Brown’s prison plan, calling it a threat to public safety.
State prison officials continue to search for ways to help parolees adjust to life after spending time behind bars.
San Francisco police arrested 68 people on Wednesday in a citywide sweep targeting people on parole or probation who had outstanding warrants.
The state is banking on local officials to deal with keeping parolees in line.
The operation netted 17 parolees, 50 people wanted on felony charges or warrants and five wanted on misdemeanor charges and warrants, according to police.
A state prison overcrowding fix that places post-sentenced prisoners into local hands has San Francisco officials fearing they’ll get hundreds of troubled parolees, and not enough money to supervise them.
The California Department of Corrections is changing the way they monitor sex offenders who are wearing ankle bracelets.
California improperly paroled more than 450 dangerous criminals without supervision last year as part of a program designed to reduce prison crowding and cost, according to a new report.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ordering corrections officials to alert the public when a sex offender parolee slips away from supervision.