According to the LA Times, across the state more than 13,500 inmates are being released every month to ease overcrowding in jails.  That reflects a 34% increase of inmates being released over the past three years.

This is a result of Gov. Jerry Brown's prisoner re-alignment plan.  Low level offenders are release and some are transferred to local jails from state prisons.

25% of the states jail population is in LA County, and males inmates are often released after serving 10% of their sentence, while women are usually relased after serving 5 % of their time.

Read more at the LA Times

 

 

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