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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 ...
Reader input: Prison workers not a cure-all
Wednesday Feb 25 2015
I wish people like Marcia Winborne-Graven would see the inside of a prison or jail before spouting off about “coddling prisoners” (“Put prisoners to work,&r ...
Reader Input: Investigative story skewed
Thursday Jun 05 2014
The May 30-31 issue of the Auburn Journal contained two front-page articles about incarceration. One, by Andrew Westrope titled “South Placer Jail to open this summer,” ...
Reader Input: County causing jail crowding
Tuesday Jun 03 2014
The May 30 Auburn Journal article “Realignment triggers jail releases” is very misleading. Is this part of a campaign by some Placer County criminal justice officials t ...
South Placer jail to open this summer
Friday May 30 2014
ROSEVILLE – A sterling, state-of-the art new jail is set to open in Roseville this summer, and while Placer County officials are quick to sing its praises, they stop short of ...
Man held in phone thefts; public information sought
Wednesday May 21 2014
Auburn police are asking for the public’s help in piecing together a burglary case that resulted in the arrest of an Auburn resident last week. At 4 a.m. Friday, officers f ...
Reader Input: Where’s criminal justice master plan?
Wednesday May 07 2014
Last year in March, Placer County paid $316,000 for a Criminal Justice Master Plan. David Bennett Consulting was supposed to develop a plan to make effective use of our criminal ju ...
Reader Input: Hats off to all trying their best
Wednesday Jan 01 2014
Many complain about our slipping, the past several decades, as low as 30-40th place in many categories indicating a healthy society, like health, education, happiness, vacation tim ...
Costs rise to correct South Placer jail boiler blunder
Wednesday Nov 13 2013
The costs are rising to replace a set of boilers that were installed at the new South Placer Adult Correctional Facility and then determined to be too expensive to operate. ...
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 ...
Reader Input: Liberal paradise lacks unicorns
Friday Aug 02 2013
Close your eyes and just think of the perfect progressive utopia where we have everyone treated equally, food is free and served three times a day, everyone has a warm place to sle ...
Reader Input: How much to call from jail?
Wednesday Jul 31 2013
It’s nice that the “New inmate telephone services contract could generate $285,000” (Journal, July 29), but I’d like to know what it will cost inmates and t ...
Auburn man dies after Placer County Jail stay
Wednesday Jul 17 2013
A 24-year-old Auburn man who was being incarcerated at North Auburn’s Placer County Jail has died. According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony David Skeat ...
County officials to weigh in at criminal justice forum
Wednesday Apr 24 2013
ROCKLIN – A group of community members hope to start a public dialogue about Placer County’s criminal justice system with a forum on the topic this Saturday at the Rock ...
Placer embarks on $316,000 justice-system master plan effort
Thursday Mar 21 2013
With 70 percent of Placer County’s jail inmates incarcerated because they’re awaiting trial rather than serving sentences, David Bennett is asking county offici ...
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