The L A County Board of Supervisors is demanding that the formerly great state of California make some changes to realignment. They are unhappy that the non-serious, non-violent no-sex offenders they are getting are anything but and they are afraid their (unarmed) probation officers will not be able to safely supervise these criminals.
According to supervisor Michael Antonovich, “This was not the profile that the governor was telling the counties we’d be receiving and be responsible for.” Antonovich further stated that they raised the question about basing the N3 status on a full criminal history rather than most recent criminal offense. He states, “We raised the question and they BS’d us. Right now we’re trying to design the Titanic after it has sunk.”
Antonovich is wrong about one thing of course. The governor and the legislature did not actually BS anybody, except in a very general way. Its more a matter of the legislature and many of the counties bought the okeydoke. They wanted the income and figured they could do it better and cheaper and didn’t read the fine print. They bought a pig without looking too closely into the poke.
According to the L A Chief Probation Officer, Cal Remington, 57% of their new clients are considered to be at high risk of re-offending and require more services than the probation office had anticipated.
The County Mental Health Director, Marvin Southland, also complained that CDCr is not sending information on mental health cases in a timely manner. Welcome to the wonderful world of prison.
Paid liar for CDCr, Oscar Hidalgo, stated “probation officers statewide have indicated they can help these individuals more effectively.”
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