Calif. sheriff asks to expand inmate surveillance
Part of those new inmates will be shunted into an expanded electronic surveillance program
By Roger H. Aylworth
BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. — A state program that went into effect Oct. 1 transfers responsibility for some newly convicted felons to the Sheriff's Office for incarceration.
Because the county jail doesn't have bed-space for the influx of new prisoners, part of those new inmates will be shunted into an expanded electronic surveillance program.