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Fremont to Begin Offering ‘Pay to Stay’ Program at Its Jail

July 26, 2013 | 12:11 pm

Fremont to Begin Offering ‘Pay to Stay’ Program at Its Jail

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The Fremont Police Department is set to begin offering an alternative for inmates who may prefer to pay for their stay in jail. Fremont police say they will begin a “pay-to-stay” program for those convicted of misdemeanors and sentenced to spend several days in Alameda County jails. The Fremont Argus says inmates can pay a […]

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Disabled Inmates Suffer in Shift to County Jails

October 9, 2012 | 9:27 am

Disabled Inmates Suffer in Shift to County Jails

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Shoshana Walter, California Watch One day in March, a blind man was booked into the San Bernardino County jail. A parole violator, he could see only four inches in front of his face. At the West Valley Detention Center, according to his account, deputies assigned him the upper bunk in a cell at the top […]

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Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

July 5, 2012 | 1:01 pm

Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 250 more criminals will serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons each year under a new California law, a sharp increase from the state’s original projections. The corrections department said Thursday that it miscalculated the effect of changing where some criminals serve […]

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