prison realignment

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.

Law agencies face monumental task with prison realignment

COAST CITIES — Juggling increased and unprecedented responsibilities, San Diego County’s probation and Sheriff’s departments, the District Attorney’s office and local law enforcement agencies are working to minimize the state’s prison realignment legislation’s effects on public safety and eventually reduce recidivism for low-level criminals.