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California releasing 76,000 inmates, including repeat felons

California releasing 76,000 inmates, including repeat felons

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – The state of California is releasing 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, after the California Office of Administrative Law approved a rule change through the current budget process. Good behavior credits enable inmates to have their sentences shortened by one-third instead of the one-fifth time […]

Charges dismissed, then jail sends former inmate $4,000 bill

Charges dismissed, then jail sends former inmate $4,000 bill

By Bob Unruh  WND News Center State’s highest court considering if defendants can be punished without a conviction The Supreme Court in the state of Kentucky is considering a case that challenges a longstanding practice by county jails there to charge jail inmates fees for staying behind bars. And the case suggests that the fees charged to […]

In-Person Visiting to Resume in County Jails

In-Person Visiting to Resume in County Jails

Due to COVID-19, both Ventura County jails suspended in-person visiting in December 2020. With conditions improving throughout the County, the Sheriff’s Office has decided to lift the visiting suspension on a limited basis.  Visits at both the Pre-Trial Detention Facility (Main Jail) in Ventura and the Todd Road Jail in Santa Paula will resume in-person […]

Cash bail largely revoked in California

Cash bail largely revoked in California

Josh Marcus San Francisco The California Supreme Court on Thursday struck down large parts of the cash bail system in the state. “The common practice of conditioning freedom solely on whether an arrestee can afford bail is unconstitutional,” the justices wrote in a unanimous decision. A growing chorus of civil rights advocates have been pushing to end the […]

California sheriff refusing to comply with order to release inmates due to COVID

California sheriff refusing to comply with order to release inmates due to COVID

BY KAELAN DEESE  A sheriff in Santa Ana, Calif., is refusing to comply with an Orange County judge’s order to release inmates due to surges of COVID-19 in the county’s jails. County Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson ruled Friday that 50 percent –– or 1,858 inmates out of 3,716 ––must be released to curb the spread of […]

Cancellation of In-Person Social Visitation at County Jails

Cancellation of In-Person Social Visitation at County Jails

In conjunction with the recent Governor’s stay-at-home order, both County jails will be temporarily suspending in-person social visiting until further notice. The suspension will begin on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020. The Sheriff’s Office recognizes the importance of social visitation to incarcerated people. Video visitation remains available and more information can be found […]

Statewide Bail Rule Reveals Revolving Door for Some Offenders

Statewide Bail Rule Reveals Revolving Door for Some Offenders

An emergency statewide bail rule, which was implemented in April by the Judicial Council of California, has resulted in 34 offenders being booked and released multiple times from the Ventura County Pre-Trial Detention Facility. One man has been booked and released six separate times in three weeks. The rule eliminates bail for nearly all misdemeanor […]

Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to 270 Days of Jail

Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to 270 Days of Jail

Jamaul D. Cannon (DOB 9/3/76), of Carson, California, was sentenced to 270 days in jail for felony violations of identity theft, unlicensed practice of law and filing a false document. This case was the result of an investigation by the California State Bar and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit. Cannon, […]

POLITICS | California Democrat Introduces Bill That Could Fine Or Jail People For Not Voting

POLITICS | California Democrat Introduces Bill That Could Fine Or Jail People For Not Voting

MARLO SAFI CONTRIBUTOR . Under a new California bill, voting would be compulsory and registered voters who don’t cast a ballot could be subject to fines or even jail time.  AB2070 was introduced by California Democrat Marc Levine, who is a representative of the North San Francisco Bay Area, on Tuesday.  Thank you @SFGate @akoseff for […]

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

Grand Jury Announces Release of Annual Report on Detention Facilities and Law Enforcement

California Penal Code 919(b) mandates that the Grand Jury conduct an annual inspection of county detention facilities. The 2018-2019 Ventura County Grand Jury inquired into the condition and management of all detention facilities in Ventura County. Additionally, the Grand Jury inspected the Pre-Trial Detention Facility  (Main Jail); Todd Road Jail; the East Valley Jail; all […]

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