overcrowding

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.

County juggles overcrowded jails, other hurdles in year two of prison realignment

County juggles overcrowded jails, other hurdles in year two of prison realignment

REGION — “It’s sobering to see where we are two years after the implementation of this,” said County Board of Supervisors Chair Greg Cox about the implementation of the state’s Public Safety Realignment.

Constitutional crisis coming over prisons?

Rarely since the Civil War have state officials anywhere in America been as close to openly defying federal authority as Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature are today.

Maximum capacity: San Diego County jails strive to keep up with soaring numbers of inmates

Maximum capacity: San Diego County jails strive to keep up with soaring numbers of inmates

SAN DIEGO — With the rise of San Diego’s adult inmate population resulting from new state prison legislation, county jails are on the verge of their full capacity, leaving facilities and staff straining to accommodate increased operational demands.

Alternatives to prison realignment could be worse

As crime statistics for 2012 gradually filter in from around the state, gripes about the 15-month-old prison realignment program have begun rising in newspaper headlines and talk show airwaves.