Inside Jail: February 2011

    Inside Jail

    Friday Night Booking at SLO County Jail

    Friday Night Booking at SLO County Jail

    Posted 5:53 PM 2/18/2011 by John Reger

    It's another Friday night at the San Luis Obispo County Jail, and the dance with people under arrest has begun. It starts at the sally port where a loudspeaker announces whether the next guest is male or female. Already in handcuffs, the arrestee is escorted to the intake area.

    "We get (More)


    Inside Jail

    Behind the Bars: Does SLO County Need a New Women's Jail?

    Behind the Bars: Does SLO County Need  a New Women's Jail?

    Posted 7:50 PM 2/17/2011 by John Reger

    The San Luis Obispo County jail is equal opportunity housing. Most of the inmates are men, but about 15 percent are women, here on arrests for everything from drugs to writing bad checks to murder.

    The men's jail is crowded, but new Sheriff Ian Parkinson says the women's jail is (More)


    SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

    Behind the Bars: SLO County Men's Jail

    Behind the Bars: SLO County Men's Jail

    Posted 8:08 PM 2/16/2011 by John Reger

    Overcrowding in our county jails is a big problem and getting worse. Santa Barbara County failed to vote for a jail expansion, San Luis Obispo County is pushing for one costing $35 million, and the Governor wants to move low level offenders from state prisons to county jails.

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