Over the next few weeks Lassen County Sheriff Dean Growdon will be meeting with residents at town hall meetings throughout the county to provide information and discuss impacts of the recently implemented Public Safety Realignment, and how it is going to affect our criminal justice system in Lassen County.
According to the California Department of Corrections this realignment is, “historic legislation that will enable California to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of state prisons.” “It is the cornerstone of California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in the state’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent design capacity by May 24, 2013, as ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Along with the realignment the Sheriff’s Office will also be presenting information about a new sex offender database that provides public access to local sex offender registrant information.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to attend a town hall meeting and says, “This is a good opportunity for the public to learn about and give feedback related to these critical public safety issues.”
Meetings will be held at 6:00p.m. at the following locations:
- Monday, October 17th at the Westwood Community Center
- Monday, October 24th at Jensen Hall in the Lassen County Fairgrounds
- Wednesday, October 26th at the Herlong Chapel, bldg. 170
- Thursday, October 27th at Janesville School