Is it time in California to end an inhumane detention system and acknowledge that prisons aren’t the answer on immigration. Cortes counters Sheriff Sandra Hutchens arguing that a new approach to immigration (SB1289) before Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk is constitutional.
Scott Sanders, the public defender who exposed the county’s jailhouse snitch operation, is now alleging in a letter that sheriff’s deputies surreptitiously eavesdropped on a constitutionally protected conversation he had with mass-murderer Scott Evans Dekraaai in jail.
County officials have hired a new homelessness czar to try to jumpstart the county’s stalled approach to homelessness; meanwhile Sheriff Sandra Hutchens takes a swipe at the deputies union over its annual managers’ survey.