LAO Report Questions Brown’s Proposal To Spend $500M on Jail Space To Reduce Prison Overcrowding
In a report released Wednesday, the California Legislative Analyst's Office questioned the inclusion of $500 million in Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) fiscal year 2014-2015 budget proposal to construct more jail space in order to reduce prison overcrowding. LAO noted that 56 facilities across 25 counties have been over capacity, but said the funding should not be dispersed until the state can determine whether counties have "maximized alternatives to creating jail space."
- "California Legislative Analyst's Office Questions Brown's Jail Funding Proposal, Predicts Further Court Cuts" (Palta, "KPCC News," KPCC, 2/19).