San Diego Jails Brace For Prisoner Influx

San Diego Superior Court judges will begin sending low-level felony offenders to county jail instead of state prison in October, but some say the state’s decision to require local jails to house nonviolent criminals will be done at a cost.

Court Rejects Schwarzenegger Prison Proposal

A federal court panel sent state authorities back to the drawing board to draft a new plan to address California’s prison overcrowding problem after rejecting a proposal from Gov. Schwarzenegger that would have cut the prison population by 20,000 inmates over two years.