U.S. · POLITICS
January 4, 202013 min read, 2521 words
California Gave Billions in Taxpayer Dollars to Improve Jails. But That’s Not How These Sheriffs Are Spending It.
Published: January 4, 2020 | 13 min read, 2521 words
California has given counties more than $8 billion to handle thousands of new inmates. But lax spending rules and limited scrutiny have allowed some sheriffs to use that money for other things, which may violate state law. Two summers ago, the board of supervisors in Contra Cost...