Contra Costa County starts taking control of state prisoners Comments on Stories, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:44 am
State and local officials have worked together for months preparing for the transfer to local government of funds and a range of responsibilities, including supervising parolees, managing lower-level offenders, and providing mental health, substance abuse and child protective services.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 5, 2011, 5:13 PM
Posted by psmacintosh, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 6, 2011 at 9:44 am
This is the result of the long-term FAILURE of STATE LEGISLATIVE POLITICIANS to do their job to design (build) a prison system with enough space, at reasonable construction and operating costs, with enough safety for citizens and inmates both.
Dumping prisoners into the county system is just side-stepping taking responsible action for the real problem. Politicians are so false!
Construction costs are TOO HIGH probably because of unions. Use prison labor to build cheaper prisons.
If the Government can't do it well enough and at reasonable cost, then let private enterprise build and run the jails.
Posted by mj, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on Oct 11, 2011 at 9:11 am
It is sad there are so many people who have committed crimes and now need to be in prison BUT why not save the state a lot of money by not providing all they do ! color televisions and so much more....make it as dreary and cold as can be why do prisoners have so many things that some folks in the outside world do not even have ? I will never understand the system !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!