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March 2, 2010 For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH CALLS FOR MONTHLY REPORT ON IMPACT OF STATE’S INMATE RELEASE ON COUNTY RESOURCES
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich directed the Chief Executive Officer to provide monthly reports on the impact of the State’s prison release program on the County’s Sheriff’s Department and Departments of Mental Health, Health Services and Public Social Services.
“Putting criminals back into our communities is an irresponsible and reckless way to balance the State’s budget,” Antonovich said. “Sacramento needs to adopt significant structural reforms and cut the fat from its bloated bureaucracy – not open the floodgates for convicted criminals into our neighborhoods.”
The report will incorporate feedback from the Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee’s newly created subcommittee which will review and monitor the implementation of the State’s program.