The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department recently pulled a big bait-and-switch in which the Sheriff's Dept. got almost half the $13 million of county prisoner realignment money with a plan to re-open an old expensive jail, then delayed opening the jail, but, instead of giving back the more than a million dollars saved by not immediately opening the old jail (money many of us argued could have been used for alternatives to incarceration that actually increase public safety by reducing recidivism), the Sheriff's Dept. just spent the money on its existing budget items without authorization, as I show in this video.
The clip I use of my October 25, 2011, comment before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors comes from a longer video titled "ACLU Opposes Jail Re-opening in Sacramento County" on the aclusac YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/tAvYES
The clips I use of KCRA anchor Gulstan Dart and KCRA reporter Mike Tesselle that also includes Sheriff Scott Jones, Deputy Sheriff Jamie Lewios, and Public Defender Paulino Duran come from the longer video titled "Did Sacramento County Sheriff Spend Millions Without Correct Authorization?" on the kcratv YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/JiMcWp
The clips I use of my May 22, 2012, comment before the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors come from a longer video titled "ACLU Opposes Retroactive Authorization of Sacramento Sheriff's Unauthorized Spending" on the aclusac YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/JsnqYS