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Realignment of Prisoners Demand Higher than Projected

Law Enforcement Officials says the state estimate in the number of prisoner returned to the counties was off by thirty percent. Chief Probation Officer Doug Carver briefed the Board of Supervisors today on the return of prisoners back to the county. Carver said the actual number is higher than the state prison officials originally estimated.

“October through December, the state projected that we would receive two of the post-release community supervision people. In fact, we received six. For October through April we were projected to receive six and we are on track right now and have received packets on 16.”

State Officials have said the number of prisoners to be returned to counties was, just that, only an estimate. The return of the prisoners to the counties or realignment was an effort to reduce the inmate population and save the state money.

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