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AB 109

    Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station Deputies Keeping Close Eye On Parolees

    The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station’s Crime Prevention Unit is keeping a close eye on parolees in its patrol area, said station officials, who released new numbers Thursday.

    “Our primary responsibility as law enforcement is to keep the community safe,” said Sheriff’s Station Deputy Josh Dubin.

    County Board To Hold Regular Meeting, Budget Hearing This Week

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will hold two meetings this week, their regular Tuesday meeting and a special public hearing on Wednesday, regarding the county's Recommended Budget.

    Santa Clarita Valley-AV Assembly Candidates Discuss California Politics

    Cougar News, KHTS AM-1220, SCVTV and The Signal hosted a candidate forum at SCVTV Studios recently, when 36th Assembly District candidates answered several questions from a panel of Santa Clarita Valley journalists.


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    AB 109 Report Discusses Mental Health Treatment, 'Split-Sentencing'

    The County of Los Angeles Probation Department reported to the Board of Supervisors on the latest statistics and issues relating to Assembly Bill 109 and prison realignment. Mental health and "split-sentencing" were the most important issues.

    Probation Department To Report Further On AB 109 At County Board Meeting

    The County of Los Angeles Probation Department will report to the Board of Supervisors on further implementation of Assembly Bill 109 and the effects of prison realignment on the county.

    County Board, CEO Look At Contracting With Private Correctional Facilities

    AB 109 requires that non-violent, non-sexual offenders be housed in county jails instead of state prisons. At Tuesday's meeting, county CEO reported to the board on the possibility of contracting with public and private facilities to house offenders.

    County Officials Report On AB 109 Results At County Board Meeting

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors heard a report by county staff at their Tuesday meeting regarding the results of AB 109 and prison realignment over the last two years, specifically how the county handles offenders released under the bill.

    AB 109 'Year-Two Report' On County Board Agenda For Tuesday's Meeting

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will receive a report from the Probation Department at their Tuesday meeting, summarizing the effect of Assembly Bill 109 and prison realignment during the second year of the program.

    Newhall Man Arrested On Drug Possession, Weapons Charges

    A parole check conducted by Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies arrested a Newhall man Thursday on charges alleging drug possession and drug sales.


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    UPDATE: Senator Knight, State Spokesman Discuss Prison Reform

    A Senate bill co-authored by Senator Steve Knight and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, authorizes outsourcing to deal with prison overcrowding. It is a counterpart to AB 109, which transfers inmates to county jails or releases them on early parole.