Thursday, August 9, 2012

Contra Costa Residents Fight Jail Plan

County law enforcement officials have put off a vote on a controversial plan to expand Contra Costa’s jail system. The jail expansion plan is County Sheriff David Livingston’s response to the state “prison realignment” that shifts low-level offenders from prisons to jails. Opponents of the jail plan want the county to focus on community services and alternatives to incarceration. Christopher Martinez reports.