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Jails on the brink: County inmate populations balloon, pushing jails beyond capacity

Jails on the brink: County inmate populations balloon, pushing jails beyond capacity

REGION — Over two years after the implementation of California’s prison realignment, the adult inmate population in San Diego County’s jails is still rising, nudging the facilities closer to the brink of maximum capacity and sometimes beyond it.

New jail allows new programming, supervision methods

New jail allows new programming, supervision methods

REGION — Preempted by the need for a greater jail capacity in light of California’s prison realignment, the Sheriff’s Department has seized its opportunity for a new women’s jail to implement new programming and supervision methods.

Grant falls through for ministry that cares for women beyond jail

Grant falls through for ministry that cares for women beyond jail

REGION — Sitting in an open circle of about 40 other women, Rachel Silva began to share her story.

Finding life after jail

Finding life after jail

REGION — With tears streaming from her eyes, Amber Macias read a letter she wrote to her eldest daughter aloud to the group.