AB 109

Report details pros, cons of Placer County justice system

Placer County supervisors were told last week that the justice system is already working on a blueprint for changes in the wake of Assembly Bill 109. The blueprint is be ...

Realignment triggers nonstop jail releases in Placer, new crimes

On May 15, detectives from Roseville’s Vice and Narcotics Enforcement Team moved through a shopping center in the south end of the city, arresting Travis Layton by surprise a ...

Roseville’s state senator blasts realignment as ‘failure’

During a recent stop in Roseville, State Sen. Jim Nielsen declared that California’s new experiment with criminal justice, known as realignment, is causing a spike in victimi ...

Tussle with realignment offender leads to back-to-back brother, sister arrests

Editor’s note: The Press Tribune was present for the arrest of Valentine Herzog West. Officers from the Roseville police nightshift made a dual-family arrest this week, eng ...

Placer’s law enforcement boosting ‘front line’ in face of realignment

California’s criminal justice prototype known as “realignment” continues to send thousands of felons to local jurisdictions rather than state prison. New independ ...

Editorial: California’s counties could learn from the nation’s only prison rodeo

Editor’s Note: On April 20, Gold Country Media reporter Scott Thomas Anderson spent the day at the Angola Prison Rodeo, held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, two hours no ...

Placer’s jail of the future still sitting empty

The new South Placer Adult Correctional facility is a state-of-the-art jail that could help increase inmate and officer safety, keep more criminals behind bars and lessen the count ...

Roseville realignment offender arrested

Critics of California’s new law, AB 109, argue one of its major flaws involves allowing convicts with violent backgrounds to be free around the public rather than in state pr ...

AB 109 an increasing challenge for Placer jail, crime suppression

With California’s embattled “criminal realignment” plan having been in effect for a year, a new independent study is beginning to question whether it’s acco ...