SACRAMENTO— Governor Brown has signed AB 1512 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), a bill that will help ease overcrowded conditions in county jails. Specifically, the measure extends existing law to allow counties to transfer sentenced inmates to another county with adequate jail space until July 1, 2018. The measure received bipartisan unanimous support in the Legislature.
“It’s important that counties have the tools to manage jail overcrowding caused by statewide prison realignment so they can better serve inmate populations and their families,” said Stone. “I am pleased that Democrats and Republicans came together to support this bill, and I wholeheartedly thank the Governor for signing this measure into law.”