OC Deputy Sheriff Inmate Shackling Policy Draws Public Protests

On Sunday, a host of community members came out to the Theo Lacy jail facility in Orange to support judicial restraint of a new policy by Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes to  shackle inmates while they are transported to court and while they await court hearings in holding cells. Sheriff Barnes appealed the decision, arguing restraints are safer for inmates being transported to court. An appellate court decision is expected next month.

OC to Get Less ‘Beds for Feds’ Cash

In exchange for allowing more inmates at the Theo Lacy jail, the city of Orange will receive about $340,000 more, paid from the county’s share of federal funds.

Orange (the city of) Worried About Orange (jumpsuits)

Supervisors approved an agreement allowing beds in two county jails to be rented out for federal immigration detainees. But Orange officials are still concerned about the effect of more inmates in town on its main shopping center.