Gov. Makes Appointments to New Prison Oversight Agency
On Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) appointed Santa Cruz County Administrator Susan Mauriello and Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Bacca to serve as director and member, respectively, of the Board of State and Community Corrections. The new state agency was created to monitor the return of thousands of inmates -- who have been serving sentences at out-of-state facilities under a prison realignment initiative -- to prisons in the state's 58 counties. All appointments to the board require Senate approval.
- "New State Agency To Look at Prison Realignment" (Palta, "The Latest," KPCC, 7/16).