AB 109

Reader Input: ‘Lock ’em up’ solves little

(Auburn Police) Chief (John) Ruffcorn’s previous report to the City Council points to the many problems which result from early release of low-level offenders due to AB 109 ( ...

Ruffcorn faults AB 109

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn, in a report Monday night to the City Council, criticized the state legislation responsible for the early release of low-level criminal offenders ...

Realignment triggers nonstop jail releases in Placer, new crimes

On May 15, detectives from Roseville’s Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team moved through a shopping center in the south end of the city, arresting Travis Layton by surprise a ...

Reader Input: Realignment has many repercussions

The parole office in Marysville had to close last year. The parole office in Placerville permanently closed, too. Their shutdowns mostly shifted many of their parolees to Auburn&rs ...

Roseville’s state senator blasts realignment as ‘failure’

During a recent stop in Roseville, State Sen. Jim Nielsen declared that California’s new experiment with criminal justice, known as realignment, is causing a spike in victimi ...

Auburn to cast vote on statewide public safety funding

For the first time in years, the City of Auburn will be sending a delegation to the League of California Cities’ annual conference. City Councilmen Dr. Bill Kirby and Mike H ...

Tussle with realignment offender leads to back-to-back brother, sister arrests

Editor’s note: The Press Tribune was present for the arrest of Valentine Herzog West. Officers from the Roseville police nightshift made a dual-family arrest this week, eng ...

Placer’s law enforcement boosting ‘front line’ in face of realignment

California’s criminal justice prototype known as “realignment” continues to send thousands of felons to local jurisdictions rather than state prison. New independ ...

Auburn police chief: Inmate release order ‘worst case scenario’

Auburn Police Chief John Ruffcorn said the federal court order to release almost 10,000 California inmates by the end of the year realized his “worst case scenario.” L ...

Editorial: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...