Gov. Gavin Newsom wants the state to have more power to scrutinize local jails. This comes after a McClatchy and ProPublica investigation found the agency meant to oversee the jails is toothless and that some jail conditions are inhumane.
by Jason Pohl, The Sacramento Bee, and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica
This article was produced in partnership with The Sacramento Bee, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network.
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Faced with a surge of homicides in some of California’s largest jails, inmates held in inhumane suicide-watch conditions and elected sheriffs who rebuff state inspectors, Gov. Gavin Newsom is crafting plans that would give the state more power to oversee local sheriffs and the lockups they run. READ MORE HERE
Greg Betza, special to ProPublica