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Prisoner shift leads to more convicts on Calif. streets

The Butte County Jail has released more inmates to avoid crowding and make space for high-risk offenders since the state shifted supervision of certain convicts to local governments

By Katy Sweeny
Chico Enterprise-Record

OROVILLE, Calif. — The Butte County Jail has released more inmates to avoid crowding and make space for high-risk offenders since the state shifted supervision of certain convicts to local governments, the undersheriff said Wednesday.

"It's been difficult, no doubt about that," Undersheriff Kory Honea said. "Every day has been a challenge to make sure we're not exceeding the cap on the jail and making sure those who are the most dangerous are in jail."

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