Joe Offer

Public awaits key jail report

Placer County is developing a new master plan for its criminal justice system, and this hinges on the recommendations of a consultant’s comprehensive report on the county&rsq ...

Reader Input: Investigative story skewed

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: Where’s criminal justice master plan?

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 ...

Placer inmates get new post-release help center in Roseville

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: How much to call from jail?

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 ...

Reader Input: GPS monitors: Is it really that bad?

State Senator Jim Nielsen’s March 20 article on GPS monitoring paints a dire picture of the criminal justice system in California (“Penalties lacking for sex offenders ...

Realignment calls for jail time alternatives

The Auburn Journal reported on the first year of California’s prison realignment, the attempt to move non-violent convicts from prison to county jails (“AB 109 adding to challe ...

Placer County has game plan to handle state prisoner influx

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 ...