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182 released state prisoners arrested in Lancaster

Posted: July 27, 2012 5:00 p.m.
Updated: July 27, 2012 5:00 p.m.
 

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of the California prisoners released in a Los Angeles County desert community since October have been arrested for parole violations.

The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/LT0YV2 ) says more than 300 ex-prisoners have been released in the Lancaster area as part of state prison realignment to save money and reduce prison crowding.

Los Angeles County sheriff's compliance teams have been assisting the county Probation Department in supervising certain Lancaster parolees sentenced for nonviolent and non-serious crimes.

Deputy Michael Rust says 315 compliance checks resulted in 182 arrests and seizure of 13 firearms.

The figures contrast with a report released this week by the Chief Probation Officers of California.

The report says fewer felons are skipping out on probation under prison realignment than under the state's old parole system.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

 

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