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New $1.3 million Placer program to aid inmates
Wednesday Feb 25 2015
Placer County committed Tuesday to a new program intended to reduce returns to its jails. The Board of Supervisors voted to approve a contract with the Sacramento County O ...
Another View: County should share draft of report on jails
Thursday Aug 14 2014
What are alternatives to the endless construction of jail cells? This thoughtful question is being asked all over the United States. Americans are realizing that we incarcerate a l ...
Placer inmates get new post-release help center in Roseville
Wednesday Oct 16 2013
Life after jail has the promise of being smoother in Placer County with a soon-to-start re-entry program to be housed in a new Community Transition Center in Roseville. The center ...
Robbers Fire inmate hand-crew veterans prep for fires to come
Thursday May 02 2013
At 6-feet-4-inches tall and more than 200 pounds, “Bubba” is a big guy. He’s also a state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation inmate. On Thursday, duri ...
Reader Input: Put inmates to work with Santa
Thursday Dec 13 2012
Re: “Inmates make toys for kids,” (Journal, Dec. 4): In the minimum security barracks of Placer County, inmates, along with police staff, are making toys to give to n ...
Give inmates fairgrounds jobs
Wednesday Jul 11 2012
Hopefully the (Placer County) fairgrounds won?t have to move. We have lots of skilled workers in the county jail. If organized properly, these skilled laborers could pass on their ...
Placer County has game plan to handle state prisoner influx
Tuesday Jan 10 2012
Placer County’s state-prison realignment vision will lean heavily on incarcerating felons and the threat of jail time. But one group speaking to the Placer County Board of Superv ...
Life without parole costs less
Friday Apr 15 2011
Gov. (Jerry) Brown could save taxpayers billions of dollars with the stroke of a pen. He would only need to commute the sentences of the 703 death row inmates to life without parol ...
Race violence at Folsom State Prison
Wednesday Oct 01 2008
Race was a factor in a riot involving several hundred inmates Tuesday at Folsom State Prison. "White versus black, as far as I know," said Lt. Dave Zaniroli, prison spokesman. "We ...
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