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Sacramento County Dealing With Costly Effects of Prison Realignment

 
Sacramento County Dealing With Costly Effects of Prison Realignment
Posted Wednesday, March 26th 2014 @ 2pm  by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Sacramento County is dealing with the costly effects of prison realignment.

The cost of inmate health care is nearly $3 million higher than what supervisors projected in their budget this year.

Those in the county jail are staying longer and costing more than they used to, and that's leading to larger bills. In fact, it's helped to wipe out an surplus from tax revenue.

"That's a big whole in the budget, and we're baring that responsibility agaub locally, you know, where's the state helping us out with that?" Supervisor Don Nottoi said. 

"It really does have me bothered," Supervisor Phil Serna said. 

Nottoi and Serna says federal cuts to juvenile probation and clearing up a CPS backlog are also making that extra money disappear. It was $4 million.

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