Jefferson Exchange | October 1, 2013
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Tue October 1, 2013

State Prison Culture Comes To The County Jail

Journalists have the differences between "jail" (shorter-term stays, generally pre-trial) and "prison" (longer stays, post-conviction) hammered into them. 

California state prison overcrowding, 2006
California state prison overcrowding, 2006
Credit California DCR

But California's prison/jail realignment is narrowing the differences between the institutions. 

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko says keeping former state prisoners in his county jail is bringing aspects of prison culture into the jail, not a happy development.

 

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